LEWISBURG, PA – The Winter 2009 edition of Bucknell Magazine (below) heralds the vision set forth in the university’s new campus master plan, now in conceptual programming. Bucknell has worked closely with Shepley Bulfinch on the plan, which envisions a new academic quadrangle for the campus. The findings will be presented to Bucknell’s Board of Trustees in April 2009.
The new quad will create an intellectual and social crossroads for the campus. Dennis Hawley, Bucknell’s Associate Vice President for Facilities, noted that the proposed project “will support a flexible teaching and learning environment. A new campus drive and significant underground parking will reinforce this district as a new face of the University.”
The proposed quad includes an expanded and renovated library; an Academic East Building (with science, math, and engineering departments); an Academic West building (for Social Sciences and the School of Management); underground parking, and a new campus drive. The plan takes its lead from the 1932 campus master plan by noted architect Jens Larson.