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[Photo Tour] Take A Look At The New Burrowes Building

Out with the cranes and in with the new windows — the Burrowes Building is back in action.

After about two years of interior construction, the Burrowes Building is ready for the 2016 spring semester. Built from 1938 to 1940, Burrowes stood in dire need of electrical and general layout updates. Although its facade seems untouched, the new multi-purpose building will surprise you as another successful project for our university.Jamie-227Jamie-200Despite the modern renovations, the Burrowes Building still sports its original plaque outside the front door.Jamie-201Murals painted by 1955 graduate, John T. Biggers, line the entryway to the main atrium.

Jamie-203 With 4 floors and a ground floor, plus North and South wings on every level, the Burrowes Building is quite the maze to navigate.

Jamie-210Offices, general purpose classrooms, and labs from a variety of colleges and disciplines fill the hallways. The building mainly houses staff and graduate students from the College of the Liberal Arts.

Jamie-218The classrooms, however, are not fully finished.

Jamie-216 …Not yet, at least.

Jamie-222The amenities in this building are beautiful. Bathrooms lined with warm-colored tiles are just the beginning. This could very possibly make it to the top of our bathroom power rankings.

Jamie-223Water fill stations…

Jamie-208…and the grand finale, “free” coffee! The sign above this station on the second floor denotes that the student or faculty member must provide their own coffee pod to insert into the machine. But hey, that still counts as “free”, right?

Jamie-207The Burrowes building is sleek, clean, and modern. It provides a well-needed home for the office-less faculty members after two years of their relatively nomadic structure. Welcome back, Burrowes.

About the Author

Jamie Saslaw

Jamie is a New Jersey native majoring in Film/Video and Spanish. Besides photography and filmmaking, she is a devoted puppy enthusiast and aspires to care and love for (approximately) one million dogs someday.


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