The New Wheelock College Center for Learning and Innovation

Wheelock’s campus ― always a beehive of activity in the summer as well as during the
academic year ― will be even more so during the next few months as construction begins on the Center for Learning and Innovation, a striking new three-story addition to the Activities East building adjacent to Wheelock Family Theatre.

New Center for L & I

This is an exciting project that will further the College’s educational mission and its commitment to innovation and leadership in supporting children and families, while also continuing the modernization of our campus. The glass-and-steel  addition will transform both the Activities East building an the area around it, with its modern, highly transparent facade on Pilgrim Road drawing students and faculty to its resources within. William Rawn Associates, the architects who designed Wheelock’s Campus Center ― now a luminous College landmark on the Riverway ― is also the designer of this next beautiful addition.

Due for completion by spring 2013, this is a wonderful birthday gift for Wheelock in its 125th anniversary year. The building’s first-floor Center for Learning 
and Innovation will be a contemporary, airy learning space replacing the Resource Center currently located in the basement of Wheelock’s Classroom Building. The new Center will include all the services, collections, and functionality of the old facility but will be greatly enhanced with new technologies for learning and resources to serve students, faculty, and members of the Greater Boston community who work with children and families.  

Celebrate Wheelock’s 125th Anniversary in the New Larsen Alumni Center!

While the centerpiece of the addition is the Center for Learning and Innovation, there is a great bonus for alumni in the building plans. In addition to faculty offices on the second floor, there will be a bright new Larsen Alumni Center on the third floor. Along with a patio and rooftop garden, the Alumni Center will be a comfortable and welcoming site for alumni activities and events ― just the place to be when you are in town to help celebrate Wheelock’s 125th anniversary, coming up next year!

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