Construction Starts: May 2011
A near-total renovation of the interior of the Williams Center is planned for completion by the Fall Semester of 2013. Changes will include the reopening of the building's original skylights, which were part of its I.M. Pei design, and reconfiguration of all offices, meeting rooms, the multipurpose room, and interior walls. A hub of campus food services, the building is frequently visited by delivery trucks; thus, a modification of the loading dock area is planned. Changes to the front of the building will also improve sight lines for the safety of pedestrians and vehicular traffic. The ground and second floors of the student union will be closed during the 2011-12 academic year, with temporary overflow space occurring in Dods Hall and in modular units located in adjacent parking lots.
Architectural renderings of the renovated interior and exterior: