New residence hall, renovation of the Drake Wing to house the Laspa Center, dance center, ceramics building, and faculty offices:
Transformational space that carries our celebrated residence hall model into a new era of sustainable living, connects alumnae and students like never before, and increases space for faculty and resources for iconic arts programs.
A New Residence Hall:
Living in one of the College’s residence halls—each named for a woman benefactor—is as synonymous with the Scripps experience as the Core Curriculum. However, as a result of such strong demand for a Scripps education and excellent student retention rates, the College has been stretched to house all of our students. Since 2008, Scripps has needed to accommodate a small number of our students at Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University. The new 82-bed residence hall will allow us to bring these students back to live on the Scripps campus. It will reduce the number of “triples,” a condition impacting 75% of our first-year students. Designed in harmony with the distinctive look of the first residence halls, the new hall will feature the visual texture, courtyards, browsing room, living room, and beautiful grounds students and alumnae cherish. The new hall also embraces environmental sustainability and will be built to, at a minimum, LEED silver standards with ADA accessibility throughout.
- To learn more about making a capital gift to help build the new residence hall or about space-naming opportunities, contact your personal Scripps advancement officer or call (909) 621-8638.
Creating a Home for the Laspa Center at Denison Library:
The site of the Laspa Center will be the renovated Dorothy Drake Wing of Denison Library. The facility will include meeting, learning, and research spaces to host campus and virtual events. This will create connections between students, faculty, alumnae, and outside experts and leaders worldwide. This building project represents a new donor naming opportunity distinct from the Laspa Center.
- To learn more about making a capital gift to design and build the Laspa Center, contact your personal Scripps advancement officer or call (909) 621-8638.
A New Dance Center:
From its founding, dance at Scripps has been emblematic of the College’s excellence in the arts. The Scripps Dance Program centers on the interdisciplinary study of dance and movement. The program’s focus is on developing integrated individuals who think, feel, and speak with their bodies and minds. Graduates have gone on to professionally perform or choreograph. Others have pursued careers or graduate study in arts administration, criticism, dance history, film and video, dance therapy, or medicine. A new dance center worthy of this iconic Scripps program is overdue and is identified as a priority..
- To learn more about making a capital gift to name or help build the new dance center, contact your personal Scripps advancement officer or call (909) 621-8638.
Lincoln Ceramic Art Building:
Thanks to the generous support of Joan Rechtin Lincoln ’49 and her husband, David, an early gift to the campaign includes the Joan and David Lincoln Ceramic Art Building, which opened in 2011. Ceramics at Scripps is an innovative discipline within a progressive contemporary art department that holds strong ties to other fields of study on campus. In addition to the creation of an additional 5,000 square foot dedicated ceramics facility, the Lincolns’ gift provides generous financial support and teaching assistantship opportunities.
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The Katharine Howard Miller ’55 Wing of the Edwards Humanities Building:
The Miller Wing opened in fall 2014 and includes 17 new faculty offices, providing optimal space for faculty to meet with students, prepare classes, and conduct research. The Miller Wing was made possible with a $2 million gift from the estate of Frank R. Miller, Jr. and his wife, Katharine, a $1 million gift from Campaign Chair and Trustee Nancy Katayama ’77, and additional leadership support from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and the Fletcher Jones Foundation.
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