Over the next several years, Davidson College will transform the academic heart of our campus. Thanks to generous support from The Duke Endowment, we will soon commence construction and renovation to create facilities—a multi-building academic neighborhood—that will foster faculty/student interaction, learning in and beyond the classroom, and collaboration across the arts, sciences, humanities and social sciences.
The urgent need to renovate Martin Science Building, which currently houses the chemistry department, gives us a remarkable opportunity to align the core of our physical campus with our highest educational aspirations. Davidson aims to build on the gifts we have inherited to create, for our time, the liberal arts education that best serves our rapidly changing, interconnected world.
These new facilities will inspire innovative thinking by building bridges across the arts and sciences and between the classroom and the community. These facilities enable our faculty to design curricula around student-centered inquiry, original research or creative work, so that our graduates become disciplined, creative, lifelong learners. Our neighborhood plan intentionally complements the travel patterns of students, faculty, staff and visitors moving among Chambers, E. H. Little Library, Sloan Music Center and other buildings nearby, so that this area becomes a vibrant center for our community. The design intentionally plans for future flexibility as well.
This is a campus-wide transformation, and the possibilities of this project are exciting—and open-ended. I invite you to explore this website, which will be updated regularly with new developments, plans and progress reports, and to learn about one of the most exciting capital and curricular priorities of the college.
Thank you for your interest in Davidson's future.