Donor: Mertz Charitable Trust
Project Director: C. Stuart Hain, VP Facilities and Services
Award Date: 11/27/2013
The 2013 Mertz Charitable Trust contribution to Swarthmore's Mertz Physical Plant Fund helps defray the cost of refurbishing space in the Swarthmore Executive Center at 101 S. Chester Road for administrative use. These costs included design fees, furnishings, and the HVAC system.
The purchase of this building allowed us to perform a total renovation of the upper two floors (approximately 13,000 SF) to provide class A office space for our entire development and alumni relations staff. The renovation included the removal of all existing walls and systems, installed in the 1960's, and their replacement with modern, efficient systems including lighting, mechanical, partitions and furniture.
This unique space was transformed into an exciting new work environment for our Advancement team, in offices designed to create greater synergies and opportunities for collaboration, without requiring additional building on campus.
Project Period: 7/1/2013-6/30/2014