Following the psychology department’s move from Green Hall to Peretsman-Scully Hall, Green Hall is now being used as “swing space,” Provost David Lee GS ’99 said. Classes are currently still held in Green Hall, but all of the professors’ offices have been relocated.
Lee explained that swing space is a “space that we must have to accommodate programs that are located in buildings that require renovation.”
One such building is Firestone Library. Since the library is currently under renovation, space had to be created in order to allow the construction crews to do their work while ensuring the safety of the library staff.
“We have identified certain areas outside of Firestone that are temporary or permanent to be used by library staff to safely make room in Firestone for the construction effort,” Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning Paul LaMarche said.
LaMarche added that the movement of some library staff is only a temporary one.
In the future, Green Hall will undergo “major renovation to improve the layout of the spaces in the building to improve usability and connectivity for a number of humanities programs,” Lee said.
He noted that Green Hall’s renovation had to be put on hold in 2008 as a result of the recession, but added that as soon as the resources are available, this renovation will become high on the school’s list of priority projects.
Green Hall was vacated by the psychology department following the completion of the construction on Peretsman-Scully Hall, the new neuroscience and psychology building located next to Poe Field.
Construction of the new building, which is named for Nancy Peretsman ’76 and Robert Scully ’72,began in the spring of 2010 and was completed in the fall of 2013. The building cost about $180 million in total.
Peretsman-Scully Hall reached full occupation in January.