Denison will be introducing a brand new social space this coming fall where the Brownstone parking lot was formerly located.
The school has just begun to break ground on the social lodges this week and plans to have the six-month project wrapped up before Halloween weekend in the Fall 2019 semester.
Yet to be officially named, the building structure features ample indoor and outdoor space for socializing and is coming as a product of the extensive communication between students and administration this semester.
Students who significantly contributed to the design throughout the semester include Max Giarrusso ‘21, Kate Aumuller ‘19, William LaGrone ‘20, Coby Strell ‘21, Luke Polcari ‘19, Mikaela Trimpey ‘20.
The building, or lodge, will include four indoor spaces with dividing walls, each with room to hold 75-100 people. Doors between each room can be opened to create a space large enough for upwards of 200 people.
Each room will also include multiple doors on several sides to provide convenient exits beyond the front door. Additionally, the building will include an interior hallway with bathrooms and benches.
A large courtyard will offer students the opportunity to socialize in a common space outside.
Recognizing the ripple effects that closing the Brownstone lot will have on parking around campus, Chief of Campus Safety, Jim O’Neill, has urged underclassmen to park remotely in overflow areas during these final few weeks of the academic year.
Jeremy King, the Campus Sustainability Coordinator, has also asked faculty and staff to park remotely in order to open up the Olin parking lot for students.