But the departments waiting on the new space—namely statistics and math—appear unfazed by the delays.
“We weren’t counting on having the new space available before April, so it [the delay] has not been a disruption,” wrote Chair of the Department of Mathematics Joseph D. Harris in an e-mail.
He said the department was expecting the delay and was not relying on using their new classrooms and offices until later this spring. It is currently housed on the fourth floor of the Science Center.
The setback is due to unexpected construction challenges, according to Capital Projects Manager for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Department of Physical Resources Jeffrey J. Cushman ’69.
“We had originally thought to be done by mid-January, but there are two or three things that still have to be done,” said Cushman. “When the renovations started, we discovered some few things that did not show up in the initial design, like extra concrete in some of the floors that called for more time.”