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Margery Reed Hall Grand Opening

Margery Reed Hall Grand Opening Celebration
Margery Reed Hall Grand Opening Celebration

April 8, 2014

Margery Reed Hall is open! On April 8, Daniels College of Business hosted the grand opening celebration of Margery Reed Hall.

View photos of the newly renovated historic building!

-Dan-

Margery Reed Hall Grand Opening: Ribbon Cutting
Margery Reed Hall Grand Opening: Ribbon Cutting
The newly renovated Reiman Theater.
The newly renovated Reiman Theater.
A dedicated theater seat in the Reiman Theater.
A dedicated theater seat in the Reiman Theater.
Join us for the Margery Reed Hall Grand Opening Celebration!

Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver cordially invites the campus community to join us as we celebrate the grand opening of Margery Reed Hall!

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11 a.m. Opening Ceremony on Margery Reed Hall Patio11:30 – 1 p.m. Open House

Light refreshments provided. Ceremony will move to Margery Reed Hall’s Reiman Theater in case of inclement weather.

Almost Done!
Almost Done!

February 18, 2014

The Margery Reed renovation is almost complete! Furniture is being delivered and set up. The contractor is working through the punch list of items that need to be repaired or completed. The theater murals are completely restored and work on repairing the plaster columns is beginning. The theater seat plaques will be installed over the next few weeks. The south porch stairs are being installed as weather permits. The tenants will be moving into the building during March. The landscaping was deferred until spring so it is not in yet. Plans are well along for the grand opening in April!

-Dan-

Welcome to 2014!
Welcome to 2014!

January 22, 2014

The project is almost complete and the building looks amazing! We will have a certificate of occupancy sometime in February and Daniels faculty and staff will return throughout March. 

The Margery Reed Hall Operations Committee has been meeting regularly since last summer to develop policies and procedures, including the reservation and usage of the Reiman Theater. Daniels College Events will be responsible for theater reservations and are already making some for spring quarter!

-Dan-

Hand-Crafted Hand Railings
Hand-Crafted Hand Railings

The top cap has several curves that are very difficult to make. The contractor had to cut each one into 47 thin strips, make a form for the pieces, glue them together and then install them. After the railings were installed, the contractor had to do a small amount of hand carving on the inside curve.

Stage from Main Entry
Stage from Main Entry
Tiered Classroom
Tiered Classroom
Garden Level Main Hallway
Garden Level Main Hallway
Construction is ahead of schedule!
Construction is ahead of schedule!

November 21, 2013

Construction on our new home in Margery Reed Hall is ahead of schedule!

-Dan-

Hidden Surprises
Hidden Surprises

November 12, 2013

Early in the renovation project, the contractor revealed a Shakespearean mural that had been plastered over in the theater. This mural has been restored and is a focal point of the new theater. Similarly, when removing the concrete stairs to the front patio, the contractor discovered the original sandstone stairs underneath. The DU architect will repurpose these steps somewhere else on campus.

Moving forward with the renovation, the contractor is busy hanging dry wall and painting throughout the building. The theater continues to take shape as the scaffolding was hung. Tiles were laid in the bathrooms, and the board room on the second floor is receiving finishing touches. 

-Dan-

Theater scaffolding.
Theater scaffolding.
Bathroom tile.
Bathroom tile.
Preparing for Winter
Preparing for Winter

October 15, 2013

Progress continues on schedule at Margery Reed Hall. You’ll notice improvements to the outside of the building as the contractor works on basic landscaping prior to the onset of winter. Additional plantings will be completed in the spring.

Inside, corridors have been framed, the theater ceiling has been placed and work is in progress on the upper level balcony. 

-Dan-

Framed corridor.
Framed corridor.
Theater ceiling.
Theater ceiling.
Upper level balcony.
Upper level balcony.
Back to School
Back to School

September 19, 2013

Fall Quarter is in full swing! The “bones” of Margery Reed Hall have taken shape. Last minute details have been added. The study rooms on the garden level have been framed. The tiles for the bathrooms have been mocked-up and the wiring has been installed for the video wall in the theater. Next up: the drywall will be installed in the upcoming weeks!

-Dan-

Framing of the garden level study rooms.
Framing of the garden level study rooms.
The video wall wiring.
The video wall wiring.
Bathroom tiles.
Bathroom tiles.
A New Look and Feel
A New Look and Feel

July 29, 2013

The Margery Reed Hall renovation is finishing out July on schedule. As certain projects are completed, the contractors are starting on new pieces. The installation of the ceiling in the theater is in the beginning stages. Dry walling will start next week, which will really change the look of the interior. The tiered classroom in the basement is being readied for the concrete pour.

Outside, the lower south patio will have new brick installed to give it an updated look and the window panes are in the process of being painted to match other buildings on campus.

-Dan-

Tiered classroom awaiting the concrete pour.
Tiered classroom awaiting the concrete pour.
Framed walls ready for drywall.
Framed walls ready for drywall.
Can You Hear Us Now?
Can You Hear Us Now?

June 17, 2013

Summer quarter begins with—a jack hammer! If you’ve found yourself on campus, you have heard the demolition of the south patio of Margery Reed Hall. Also outside, rehabilitation of the windows and window frames has begun.

Inside, the contractor has finished the rough ins for the theater steps and started plumbing the basement and installing the rough ins on the second floor. We continue to move along on schedule for this renovation project!

-Dan-

Theater steps.
Theater steps.
Theater steps.
Theater steps.
Daniels Week Update
Daniels Week Update

May 8, 2013

As tents go up outside for the big Daniels Week Spring BBQ, everything continues on schedule inside Margery Reed Hall. The contractor continues to form and frame supports and walls, install ductwork and rough in plumbing and electrical.

One south first floor window is being prepared as a mock-up to see how it will look when cleaned and repaired. My new office in the undergraduate suite has been framed!

-Dan-

Theater progress.
Theater progress.
Dr. Connolly’s office is framed.
Dr. Connolly’s office is framed.
Floor supports have been installed.
Floor supports have been installed.
April Showers Bring…Snow!
April Showers Bring…Snow!

April 19, 2013

Despite the spring snows in Colorado, renovations continue to progress on schedule. The renovation contractor has continued to pour the concrete in the theater and began framing walls. Plumbing and HVAC fixtures were also installed.

The architect has developed a series of design boards for the building finishes, such as carpeting, draperies, paint, upholstery, light fixtures and furniture to present to Daniels faculty and staff.

-Dan-

HVAC and plumbing systems have been installed.
HVAC and plumbing systems have been installed.
Wall framing begins.
Wall framing begins.
Concrete pour progress in the theater.
Concrete pour progress in the theater.
View of Margery Reed Hall from the 6th floor of Daniels.
View of Margery Reed Hall from the 6th floor of Daniels.
Renovation Continues on Schedule
Renovation Continues on Schedule

April 3, 2013

Construction at Margery Reed Hall continues to progress on schedule! The contractor is beginning the rebuilding phase after demolition.

Concrete forms haven been poured for the center classroom and support of the new theater floor and new copper piping and conduits have been installed in the theater. The new 180-venue will accommodate lectures, speakers series and film screenings. In an effort to keep some of the original building aspects, the bricks in the stairwells have been cleaned rather than replaced.

-Dan-

Stairwell cleaning.
Stairwell cleaning.
New copper piping and conduits in the theater.
New copper piping and conduits in the theater.
The floor of the theater begins to take shape.
The floor of the theater begins to take shape.
Your Input Counts!
Your Input Counts!

February 20, 2013

As demolition continues at Margery Reed Hall, the interior is becoming unrecognizable. With progress happening next door, Daniels staff are busy rearranging offices, and securing furnishings and technology for the future building.

Comfortability and flexibility are the themes of the new building. Classrooms, offices and workspaces will be able to cater specifically to the users.

-Dan-

Support beams are installed as the theater floor is rebuilt.
Support beams are installed as the theater floor is rebuilt.
Dropping the Floor
Dropping the Floor

February 13, 2013

The Margery Reed Hall renovation project is now in the demolition phase. The contractor is demolishing the theater floor and balcony. You might have noticed a pile of old tires on the north side of the building earlier this week. These tires will be used to cushion the drop of the floor and prevent vibrations that would damage the Shakespearean mural. As of now, everything is on schedule.

The 180-seat theater will retain some of its original look despite the renovation. It will accommodate small and approachable lectures, an intimate setting for speaker series and the opportunity for film screenings.

-Dan-

Tires will help cushion the drop of the theater floor.
Tires will help cushion the drop of the theater floor.
The theater floor is prepared to be dropped.
The theater floor is prepared to be dropped.
Greetings from Dan!
Greetings from Dan!

January 23, 2013

Perhaps you have noticed that there is a fence around the building. It is now off-limits and restricted permission to enter the building for any reason is being fielded through our Facilities Manager. There are serious safety issues with entering the building while under renovation.

As the asbestos abatement contractor finishes up their work in the building, the general contractor, Hyder, is scheduled to start mobilizing next week.

-Dan-

The building is ready for crews to begin renovations.
The building is ready for crews to begin renovations.
The theater stage, prior to renovations.
The theater stage, prior to renovations.
Slide 47
Slide 47

Making the vision of Daniels Tomorrow a reality.

Renovating Margery Reed Hall went further than just saving a treasured historic structure. Through the renovation we now have the “breathing room” in our facilities to continue to deliver on our vision for Daniels Tomorrow, to be a premier private business college globally recognized as a leader whose educational experiences, outreach, and knowledge creation transforms lives, organizations and communities.

The renovated Margery Reed Hall includes 11 classrooms with a capacity of 15 to 38 students each. Increasing the number of smaller classrooms allows the expansion of three smaller seminar rooms in the Daniels building into two larger seminar spaces to better meet the needs of our students. It also provides the creates flexibility to schedule a variety of classes at peak times, allowing Daniels to move our students through their programs on schedule and with the low student/faculty ratio we promise to provide.

Renovation Features

Features of the Renovated Margery Reed Hall

As the world of business continues to evolve, business education and the technology that supports it must also evolve. The renovated Margery Reed Hall is a premier learning and teaching environment for DU students and faculty.

It Provides:

  • A 169-seat venue with an historic Shakespearean mural, suitable for lectures, speaker series and film screenings
  • Technology-rich work areas with wireless connectivity throughout
  • Additional upgraded classroom space to support low student/faculty class-size rations, including stadium-style classrooms
  • Interactive gathering spaces for students, faculty, staff and community
  • Conference rooms and faculty/visiting scholar suites
  • Quiet study room areas and student meeting spaces to encourage collaboration
  • Centralized and efficient space for the Office of Undergraduate Programs and Academic Advising and the Office of Communications and Marketing
  • Overall building enhancements such as increased handicap accessibility, centralized climate controls and structural improvements

MRH Fast Facts

New Spaces

Impact for Our Students and Community

The renovation includes overall building enhancements such as increased handicap accessibility, centralized climate controls and structural improvements to make the building easy to access and a pleasant space to learn and teach.

Theater

The building houses a 169-seat theater with an historic Shakespearean mural, which is perfect for small and approachable lectures, speaker series and film screenings.

Classrooms

Additional classrooms support low faculty-student class-size ratios. These include stadium-style classrooms with technology-rich work areas and wireless connectivity throughout that enables students to connect and access coursework from anywhere in the building.

Study & Conference Rooms

Renovation will allow for quiet study rooms, conference rooms and gathering spaces for students, faculty, staff and community to study, network, mentor and collaborate.

Office Space

The building houses centralized and efficient space for the Office of Undergraduate Programs, Academic Advising, the Office of Communications and Marketing and suites for faculty members and visiting scholars, making it easier for students to connect with their mentors, advisors and resources.

Daniels Seminar Spaces

The renovation at Margery Reed hall includes 11 small- to medium-sized classrooms with a capacity of 15 to 38 students each. Increasing the number of smaller classrooms allows for the expansion of three smaller seminar rooms in the Daniels building to two larger seminar spaces to better meet the needs of our students.