7/8 DEMO: Now you see it, now you don't

Drone Video of 7/8 Demolition

Dining Commons Groundbreaking

LIVE CONSTRUCTION WEBCAM


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TIMELINE AND DETAILS


JULY/SUMMER 2017

Demolition/dismantling of old 7/8 science building.
Site preparation, start of Dining Commons construction.
 
**PUBLIC EVENT:  DINING COMMONS GROUNDBREAKING - July 20
A wonderful community celebration, where staff and students, alumni, faculty, and families came together to kick off the first new building on campus in 20 years. Visit Construction Progress page to see a photo gallery from the event.

DINING COMMONS
A vibrant educational program is built on the connections students make with each other and with faculty. Having multiple and varied places on campus for relationships and community to develop and thrive is essential. Planned completion: Summer 2018.


4th QUARTER 2017

**PUBLIC EVENT: I-BEAM PLACEMENT, DINING COMMONS
Everyone can sign and then watch as a crane places this key structural element of our new building.


SUMMER 2018 

**PUBLIC EVENT: DINING COMMONS RIBBON CUTTING

Begin construction on the Learning Commons, Henderson renovations.

LEARNING COMMONS / HENDERSON 
The former dining hall transforms: Meet the Learning Commons, where yesterday's library becomes an inspiring, 21st Century envirnoment for study and collaboration. Students learn in different ways and with different tools. Space that is well-equipped, inviting, and flexible makes this learning possible. Planned completion: Spring 2019.


2019

Begin construction on the Innovation Center; construction on The Green follows.

INNOVATION CENTER
A best-in-class facility designed to inspire, stimulate, and challenge. With K-12 science classrooms, technology and maker labs, wood and metal shops, the Innovation Center will be a dynamic hub of creativity for every single Dawson student. Planned completion: Spring 2020.

THE GREEN
Dawson's campus is integral to our program, and is used in ways both educational and restorative. Our campus quad, The Green, is designed to allow and promote community gathering, recreation, and experiential learning. Planned completion: Spring 2020.

DAWSON'S GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR CAMPUS GROWTH

* Stay anchored in Dawson's Strategic Plan - our vision for Dawson's best future.   
* Invite full community participation - trustees, families, students, alumni, faculty, staff.  
Utilize best-in-class guidance and partners throughout design and construction.  
Make choices based on what is essential for our students' success.  
Live our commitment to today's best practices in sustainability and the environment.  
Ensure new facilities complement and integrate with current campus look and feel.  
Be fiscally responsible. Design spaces for maximum, multi-purpose, flexible use.