Renovations approved for Meredith Hall

Did you know Meredith Hall was designed by Mies van der Rohe, Chicago-based, world renowned German-American architect? Many visitors come to Drake University each year to see the excellent example of mid-century modern architecture designed by the famous architect.

Our Capital Projects team is eager to announce the renovation of Meredith Hall approved by the Drake University Board of Trustees last week. In coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office, the renovations include improvements to the HVAC system, lighting, ceilings, exterior painting, technology, and auditorium seating. As the highest utilized classroom building on campus, the renovation of Meredith Hall will benefit students, faculty, and staff for years to come.

These renovations will begin after the spring semester in May 2022, and will be completed in January 2023 in time for the Spring 2023 semester. Meredith Hall will be closed for the duration of this project. More information is to come about the timeline and relocation of classes and office spaces.

We are working to develop a web page that will house all information regarding this project, including a timeline, key information about the impact of the renovations for members of the Drake community, and a commonly asked questions section. Stay tuned for updates regarding both the website and the project renovations.

For any specific or urgent questions regarding this project, please contact

— Michelle Huggins, Planning and Design Manager