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Rhodes College boasts $40 million in improvements

Jacob Steimer
Memphis Business Journal


The 55,000-square-foot science building is set to house six faculty offices, six teaching labs, five research labs and two classrooms. It is being named Robertson Hall in honor of the parents of donors Patricia and Charles Robertson, Jr., according to a news release.

The renovation of Briggs Hall, formerly the college's student center, will make it the new home for the school's computer science studies. After the renovation, the building will house six computer labs, five faculty offices, two research labs and three classrooms.

The residence halls will be renovated "to improve energy, efficiency and comfort," the release said.

The college is also set to engage contractors to study damage to the McNeill Concert Hall steeple, located at 613 University St. During recent storms, the steeple "suffered significant damage as a result of strong winds and an apparent lightning strike," the release said.

Grinder, Taber & Grinder is the general contractor for the Robertson Hall and Briggs Hall projects.