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Drake University's Collier-Scripps Hall Opens it's Doors

The School of Education moves to the heart of campus for the first time in decades.

September 8, 2017
Drake University, Herman Miller, Pigott, Des Moines Iowa, Plex Seating, College Campus

Our partner, Drake University, recently featured the School of Education, Collier-Scripps Hall in their eBlue newsletter.

"It’s not just the new space that has Associate Dean and Professor of Education Catherine Gillespie excited about teaching in the new Collier-Scripps Hall, it’s the increased opportunity for collaboration and connectedness that comes with moving to the heart of campus. 

Collier-Scripps Hall is part of the STEM@DRAKE project, which began in 2016 with the renovation of several labs and classrooms in Harvey Ingham Hall and will conclude with the construction of the Ray Promenade, scheduled to be complete later this year.
The four-level, 55,000-square-foot building opened its doors in August, just in time for faculty and staff to move in before the first day of classes. The building is home to the School of Education (SOE), which has been located on the outskirts of campus along University Avenue for the last 26 years. “The new building will increase visibility for the SOE and make it easier to collaborate with other disciplines,” said Gillespie. “We share students with a number of other departments, so I’m looking forward to creating new synergies and better connecting with the rest of campus.” 

Check out the full write up by clicking here.