Davenport to Re-Open with Public Life, Writing Centers

At left, Scott Martin, superintendent of PAC Group LLC in North Haven, Conn. discusses floor plans with Alan Rubacha, construction services consultant, inside the former Davenport Campus Center on March 16.The building is undergoing an interior remodeling project and will re-open as The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life for the Fall 2009 semester.

At left, Scott Martin, superintendent of PAC Group LLC in North Haven, Conn. discusses floor plans with Alan Rubacha, construction services consultant, inside the former Davenport Campus Center on March 16.The building is undergoing an interior remodeling project and will re-open as The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life for the Fall 2009 semester.

Davenport's eatery will become the new Quantitative Analysis Center.

One of Davenport's former eateries will become the new Quantitative Analysis Center.

The former multimedia room is being transformed into nine faculty offices.

The former multimedia room is being transformed into nine faculty offices.

Davenport's vegan cafe area will open as a computer classroom.

Davenport's old vegan cafe area is being re-fitted as a computer classroom.

The building is receiving an entirely new electrical system, heating and cooling system, domestic water system and waste system. The piping, pictured, is for the heating and cooling system. It will carry medium temperature chilled water, medium temperature chilled water return, hot water supply and hot water return to the chilled beams which are used for heating and cooling.

The building is receiving an entirely new electrical system, heating and cooling system, domestic water system and waste system. The piping, pictured, is for the heating and cooling system. It will carry medium temperature chilled water, medium temperature chilled water return, hot water supply and hot water return to the chilled beams which are used for heating and cooling.

Contractors use a davit to hoise a limestone coping cap on the fourth-floor terrace. The fourth floor will house The Shapiro Creative Writing Center and a Certificate Program in Creative Writing. A meeting room will overlook the terrace.

Contractors use a davit to hoist a limestone coping cap on the fourth-floor terrace. The fourth floor will house The Shapiro Creative Writing Center and a Certificate Program in Creative Writing. A meeting room will be connected to the terrace.

Facilities for the proposed Center for the Study of Public Life principal program elements include collaborative research involving faculty from Wesleyan and other institutions, a New Initiatives Center, non-traditional courses in public affairs, a program of public lectures, fellowships and other forms of public outreach.

Facilities for the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life's principal program elements include collaborative research involving faculty from Wesleyan and other institutions, a New Initiatives Center, non-traditional courses in public affairs, a program of public lectures, fellowships, as well as other forms of public outreach.

The former Wesleyan Station post office will become Instructional Media Services. The approximate area of construction for the four levels is 28,328 gross square feet. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

The former Wesleyan Station post office will become Instructional Media Services. The approximate area of construction for the four levels is 28,328 gross square feet. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)