5710 Construction Updates
A house now being renovated at 5710 South Woodlawn and projected for occupancy in late 2007 will be the new home for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), Amandla Student Center, and LGBTQ Resource Center. The house will be a student-centered space that will enhance the overall campus experience for students of color and LGBTQ students and will serve as a vibrant hub for students to congregate together, join in programming and community-building, and work closely with staff from the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and the LGBTQ Resource Center, who will be housed in the building as well.
The space includes a large lounge for events, programs, and socializing, a small study lounge, offices for related student organizations and student programming, meeting and storage spaces, a kitchenette, resource library and common computer resources, and office space for OMSA and the LGBTQ Resource Center on the second and third floors.
If you would like to learn more about this project and how you can be helpful in the final phase of development please contact Ana Vazquez, Deputy Dean/Director of OMSA at firstname.lastname@example.org, 773-702-2724.
For questions regarding the construction progress, please contact Mary Vander Kinter, Associate Director of OMSA at email@example.com.
See the construction progress in the slideshow below:
- Construction workers work on the front of 5710 by tuckpointing, which is essentially refilling old masonry joints with new mortar.
- This is a photo of the back of the house where the new addition will be constructed.
- Here is an interior photo featuring the new site of the Amandla Center.
- Two members of the construction team busy at work.
Some of the original molding will be restored.
This is the future site of the addition.
Here is the addition!
This is the "inside" of the addition where the large lounge will be located.