(Photos: Laura Frazee)
As many of you already know, the School of Human Communication Disorders has moved. After 35 years at Fenwick Tower, the SHCD is now located in The Thompson at 1256 Barrington Street. Dalhousie’s Senior Management made the decision to move SHCD in early June, prompted by information about ongoing construction planned for Fenwick. It was an ambitious plan to find a suitable new location, have the space designed and built to meet their needs, and then execute the move – all before students arrived in early September. Miraculously, however, that did occur, and by September 2, 2011, the entire contents of the School were transferred to the newly constructed space at The Thompson – just a few days before students arrived to begin the new accademic year.
Although it is a temporary location, the space was specifically designed for the School and has a floor area comparable to their space at Fenwick. Faculty and students are very pleased with the new facility, and in particular are enjoying the bright natural light. The building is in pristine condition, having been newly renovated in the spring. The SHCD is very fortunate to have gained such fabulous space on short notice and appreciates the excellent work of the project teams of both Dalhousie’s Facilities Management and Universal Properties to make it all happen.