Bayley IT Lab Renovation 2014
On April 17, 2015, the William Keating Bayley Information Technology Laboratory was officially dedicated in honor and memory of Bill Bayley, our long-time Director of Information Technology.
The College of Design IT Lab underwent extensive renovation in 2014. The glass walls in Room 203 were removed and the hole to the first floor was filled in. Three staff offices were built over the new floor. The classrooms were turned 90-degrees to provide more work space for scanners and printers and more collaborative space in the main room. Finally, equipment that was on the first floor in Room 108 for the Advanced Media Lab was moved to Rooms 202 and 202A. Room 108 was returned to much needed studio space for the College. This renovation has been talked about for many years. We are grateful to Dean Marvin Malecha and the University to see it come to fruition. Follow the progress here. Click on any picture to see a larger version.
May 12, 2014
Demolition of the walls and flooring begins.
June 13, 2014
Asbestos removal is partially complete. Electrical and plumbing demolition has begun. Installation of beams for the new floor has begun.
June 13, 2014
Beam installation is almost finished. Pans are being installed to hold the concrete floor.
June 16, 2014
Asbestos removal was completed over the weekend. Installation of pans to hold the new concrete is almost finished. We expect the new floor will be poured this week.
June 17, 2014
The concrete floor is poured by hand, adding over 600 square feet to the space. It was quite the “fire brigade.”
June 19, 2014
Framing for walls is going up! The new concrete floor is curing.
June 20, 2014
Wall framing continues to go up. Electrical conduit is being installed as well.
June 24, 2014
Sheetrock and sound insulation are going up!
June 27, 2014
Framing for the new lab front door, checkout room door and window are now in place. Sheetrock plastering is underway. They should be able to paint next week!
July 30, 2014
Painting is almost finished. Ceiling tiles and door frames have been installed. Wiring is being finalized. Carpet will be installed soon.
August 10, 2014
Almost ready! New doors, carpet, paint, cabinets. Network outlets are almost finished. New furniture will be installed at the end of the week. We should be able to move back in the next couple of days.
August 20, 2014
The IT Lab has moved back to Brooks 202–204! After moving out in May, a summer-long renovation, and moving back, the Bayley IT Lab is back in business. (Thanks to Dean Malecha and University for the significant investment. And thanks to the summer work crew for the moving help! We couldn’t have done it without you.)
Stop by and take a look and the new classrooms/labs, new research space, new Cintiq lab, and work space, new tables, new RED chairs, new staff offices, new cabinets… Lots of newness! Check it out.