Earlier this year, we began construction of the Welcome Center addition to Markle Hall that will connect the building to the top level of the new parking structure. This work has so far included creating the large opening of the north facade of Markle Hall, adding structural steel and decking, and fully demolishing one-third of the first floor.
Due to supply chain issues, the Welcome Center glass initially scheduled for delivery during the fall semester has been pushed to the end of 2022. Completed construction of the center is therefore now likely in spring 2023. As we await these materials, we will continue work on the interior of the Welcome Center where possible. Upon completion in the spring, the center will provide a welcoming arrival experience for campus visitors.
The temporary parking lot has been closed with the opening of the new Markle Parking Deck.