Construction on Lowell is set to begin June 2017 and continue through August 2019.
A fundraising challenge established by prominent Harvard donor Glenn H. Hutchins ’77 has earned more than $50 million for House renewal at the College.
Lowell House renovations will last two years as what House masters described as the “largest and most complex renewal project thus far,” requiring residents to live in swing housing for the entirety of construction.
The five-story addition to Winthrop House, previously dubbed “Winthrop East,” will be named in honor of longtime Harvard donor Robert M. Beren ’47, who gave an undisclosed sum toward the College’s House renewal project.
Asbestos found in Harvard building materials recently forced at least one undergraduate to temporarily relocate out of his room in Winthrop House.
A recent Crimson survey indicates that students are overall satisfied with their on-campus living experiences, but perceive inequities between Harvard’s upperclassman Houses.
Architects in charge of the upcoming renovation of Winthrop House have tweaked their construction plans so that a five-story addition will closer resemble the rest of the Neo-Georgian residence.
Federal grant cuts, private foundations and other non-federal sources have stepped up their contributions to minimize the damage to University operations.
The "old Harvard feel" is difficult to define, but recent House renewals have featured administrators and students in an important dialogue: How to preserve the unique elements of antiquity prominent in House architecture while updating facilities to meet contemporary uses and needs.
After a year that saw a spike in faculty growth for the first time since the financial crisis, the size of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences stalled again in fiscal year 2015.
Parijat Lal ’17 does his work in a Dunster House common room on Wednesday afternoon. Many undergraduates are critical of the hallway common rooms featured in recent house renovations.
Undergraduates are critical of the hallway common rooms featured in recent House renovations at the expense of private space.
The fundraising drive will now focus on priorities that have received fewer donations, namely house renewal and funding for new teaching techniques.