August 16, 2010

Grand Reopening set for renovated Gilman Hall

After three years of top-to-bottom renovations, the Homewood campus’s flagship building will celebrate a new beginning with a Grand Reopening from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30.

Visitors will be welcomed by President Ronald J. Daniels and Katherine S. Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean-Designate of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Tours will include exhibits on the building’s past and present, and attendees will be able to participate in seminars with faculty members and representatives of Kliment Halsband Architects, which masterminded the $73 million project.

The renovation has transformed the 1915 building into a modern academic facility while preserving its architectural integrity and historic spaces. The building has new offices, meeting spaces, state-of-the-art classrooms and 14,000 additional feet of usable space that include a museum for the university’s archaeological collection.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to 866-628-9892 or