Bowman Hall Renovation Begins At MCLA

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Renovation work on Bowman Hall at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has begun.

Once completed, the transformed facility will feature central air-conditioning, remodeled classrooms, and new offices for the Mathematics and Computer Science departments, the Visual Arts portion of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, as well as for Academic Affairs.

Bowman Hall primarily will remain a classroom building.

According to James Stakenas, MCLA’s vice president of administration and finance, in addition to new windows and lighting, the facility will have the same voice-over, Internet Phone (IP) system that was installed in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. Another feature is an art gallery, to be located just off of the main floor lobby area.

While the building is under construction, art classes will continue to meet at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), as well as in the PRESS Gallery downtown. Classes typically held in Bowman Hall have been relocated to Venable Hall and the MCLA Church Street Center for the year.

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