Strategic Improvements: Creese Courtyard

Updated 12.20.13. MacAlister Hall is getting power washed and looks awesome!

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Updated 9.19.2013. Construction is wrapping up on Creese Courtyard’s new glass dining hall entrance:


Updated 9.5.2013. Construction on Creese Courtyard’s sleek glass dining hall entrance is progressing beautifully. Take a look at the photos below:

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Updated 8.26.2013. Glass has been installed on the Creese Courtyard dining hall entrance. Take a look below:


Updated 6.27.13. Take a look at the steel beams that have been put into place to support the cylindrical glass dining  hall entrance:

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Updated 5.20.13. What is missing from the photos below?

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Answer: The pyramid between Creese Student Center and MacAlister Hall! The structure has been disassembled and removed in preparation for construction of a new glass entrance to the dining hall below.

Updated 4.1.13. Chestnut Square is not the only project on Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets that will be opening in Fall 2013! Creese Courtyard, located outside between the Creese Student Center and MacAlister Hall, will be activated this autumn as well. In addition to serving as a connection between the two aforementioned buildings, the space will feature an entrance to the dining hall below.

The following rendering depicts a design currently in discussion for the courtyard. This design highlights the dining hall entrance, shown as two sets of stairs covered by a stunning glass cylinder. Take a look:



6 thoughts on “Strategic Improvements: Creese Courtyard”

    1. Repainting Creese’s bricks is a large undertaking that would have taken more time than the summer allowed. Our current focus is courtyard construction. Stay tuned.

  1. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
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