All year faculty, staff, students, and visitors to campus have seen Landry House transform before their eyes. What was once the extended lawn of the Head's house, soon became a hole in the ground in late summer 2015. By fall, there was a structure, and despite cold temperatures and some snowfall, crews continued to work to keep construction on schedule. Indeed, it has become "real" that Middlesex will soon welcome another dorm to campus. With bricking almost complete, but scaffolding still in tact, members of the Middlesex community are anxiously awaiting the disappearance of the scaffolding and fencing to see what the new dorm will look like as a permanent member of campus.
Major strides have been made to both the interior and exterior this spring in anticipation of the dorm's opening this summer. While the brick laying process continues on all elevations, crews are almost complete on the East, North, and West elevations. Installation of the roof cornice is around 85% complete and slate installation on the roof has just begun.
The interior continues to develop, as well. The drywall process has begun and the first and third floor of the dorm are nearly 100% complete. Second floor rooms have been taped up and mudded and all walls have been boarded up. The entire dorm has ceiling grids in place. Crews have just begun the drywall process in the faculty apartments. Lastly, shower and tub bases are in place in all student bathrooms and all bathrooms have moved on to the final installation phase.
The entire campus is thrilled with the progress and will soon be celebrating the completion of the project when students move into the dorm in late August. To keep up on all construction updates (of both Landry House and the future Music and Campus Center) make sure and read our Construction Corner blog posts. To see our hopes and dreams for the Campaign, check out the rest of the Mx2 website.