MAJOR RENOVATION PROJECT (2011-2012)
In 2011, the University completed a capital campaign, raising $1.6M, anchored by a $500K challenge grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation, to build a conference center at the Field Station. The Lodge, as its called, is a start-of-the-art, LEED-certified facility that hosts a variety of groups from student organizations to professional soceties. The building was constructed by first renovating and integrating two of the original L&D houses and then building a new section in between.
The Lodge consists of 11 dorm rooms, each with a bunk bed, a full kitchen, living area and smart classroom. Recently, the building received L.E.E.D. certification by the U.S. Department of Energy and is the University's first certified green building on campus.