Extreme Makeover: Alain Locke Hall
Alain Locke Hall houses the administrative offices of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as classrooms, learning labs, and offices for the departments of English, Classics, and Modern Languages and Literature. Named in honor of Alain Leroy Locke, educator, writer, and philosopher, best remembered as leader and chief interpreter of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Locke Hall is undergoing its own renaissance as part of Facilities Renewal’s "Extreme Makeovers."
The architect for the renovation of Locke Hall is Lance Bailey & Associates and their design calls for an exterior facelift; all windows, storefronts and exterior doors will be replaced. As with many of these "Extreme Makeover" projects, alterations will be made to the building to bring it into full ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliance. The interior of the building, also under the design guidance of Lance Bailey, will include upgrades to the entrance lobby, hallways and stairways and the classrooms will be enhanced with new furniture.