A school with a strong commitment to the liberal arts must provide high-caliber facilities to support its academic and cocurricular programs. Architecturally distinctive facilities, complete with appropriate equipment and technology, inspire students and faculty and enhance the academic vitality of the university. PLU has work left to be done on the academic schoolhouse, bringing our facilities up to the level of our programs, including:
The first phase of the renovation of one of PLU's historic landmark buildings began in the summer of 2010 with the installation of a new copper roof and the renovation of exterior brickwork. Next will be the renovation of space formerly occupied by KPLU into a first-class "black box" Studio beginning in 2011. Several naming opportunities are available, including:
Home to the PLU Division of Natural Sciences, Rieke Science Center is now more than 25 years old. Still state-of-the art in its design and open lab concept, Rieke requires upgraded equipment and reconfigured internal space to meet the demands of scientific inquiry in the 21st Century. The investment planned for Rieke Hall will be used to:
Open Laboratory. The signature feature of Rieke Science Center is the second-floor open laboratory space, used primarily for chemistry and physics experimentation.
Atrium. The open entrance to Rieke is the focal point of the building and a gathering space for students and faculty.
Chemistry Faculty Research Lab. The most significant laboratory upgrade will be in the area of Chemistry.
Laboratory Space. One of the laboratory spaces directly impacted by this renovation plan:
Department Chair's Office