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Historic Ruthven Building Will Be Renovated for Classrooms and Offices

Last updated on February 15, 2021

The University Record, December 8, 2016

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The historic Alexander G. Ruthven Museums Building will undergo its most significant renovation since originally constructed in 1928. The $150 million renovation project was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

Plans for the Ruthven project include the addition of approximately 100,000 square feet of new space for active-learning classrooms and auditoria and the renovation of 150,000 square feet of existing space.

The renovated space will accommodate dry laboratories and the university’s central administrative team now housed in the Fleming Administration Building.

CFO Kevin Hegarty
"The Ruthven project provides us with an opportunity to create contemporary classroom space in a prime, Central Campus location while preserving and reusing a landmark building,” says Kevin Hegarty, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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