Dates: Built in 2015-2016. New wings scheduled to open in Fall 2016. Renovations to Martin Chemical to be completed in 2017.
Quote: The first component of the plan is the renovation of the Martin Science Building and the construction of the 149,000-square-foot E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center. The space will provide a premiere, collaborative space for the departments of chemistry, biology, psychology and environmental studies as well as gathering spaces for the arts, lectures and community building. It includes 20 teaching laboratories, 36 research laboratories, 49 faculty offices, five flexible classrooms and an open forum space with 145 seats for presentations, meetings and performances. In keeping with the college’s commitment to sustainability, the building meets or exceeds LEED Silver specifications. The new space is deliberately placed to complement the travel patterns of students frequenting Chambers Building, E. H. Little Library, Sloan Music Center and other buildings nearby. Strickland, Danielle. New Academic Building Named for E. Craig Wall, Jr. Campus News: http://www.davidson.edu/news/news-stories/151009-new-academic-building-named-for-e-craig-wall-jr-59-former-board-chair-and-decorated-alumnus.
Named for: E. Craig Wall, class of 1959. “Wall, a native of Conway, S. C., played football and baseball at Davidson before graduating in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army before earning an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1962. He returned to Conway to work for Canal Industries Inc., a company founded by his father. Wall eventually became president and director of the company, whose operations stretched across 11 states. Wall was elected to the Davidson College Board of Trustees as an alumni representative in 1976 and served on the board for more than 21 years, the last eight as chairman, until his death in 1997.” Deem, John. “Davidson College science center to be named for businessman, former trustee.” Charlotte Observer. 14 October 2015.