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THE REBUILDING OF MAIN
The Main Building of Our Lady of the Lake University was the first building erected on the campus in 1895 and has always served as a landmark for the community and beyond with the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes sitting atop the roof in between two majestic silver spires. On May 6, 2008, a fire ripped through the top of the building and destroyed the roof and the fourth floor. Thankfully, no one was injured in the four-alarm blaze but the damage left the University without one of its major facilities that had long served as a welcoming place for students and the community at large.
The rebuilding process was completed November 2010.
Under the direction of
Kell Muñoz Architects
Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
, Main was renovated six months ahead of schedule and on budget.
Approximately 87,000 square feet.
A rebuilt spire was set atop the North Tower on April 21, 2010. Ornate cresting railings and weathervanes have been restored.
Ornate tiles preserved. Parlors and ornate woodwork restored. Location for Academic Affairs, Career Development Center, Human Resources.
Academic offices in English, History, Political Science, Mexican American Studies. Smart classrooms. Offices for Lake Front Student Newspaper. Television and Communications Studio.
New location for School of Business and Leadership. Executive Conference Center. smart classrooms.
Offices of Finance, Compliance, Enrollment Management.
Life Safety features:
Complete sprinkler and alarm networks. Redesigned access. Second elevator installed. ADA compliant.
All new low e-windows. High efficiency HV/AC throughout. High efficiency lighting. Cork flooring.
Covered through fire insurance, OLLU fundraising and new markets tax credits facilitated through Capital One Bank.
Blessing and Dedication:
November 12, 2010.
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