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This new suite in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall was optimized for the behavioral research of infants and customized with input from researchers to fit their needs.

History, design and mission drive MVR Hall renovations

Phase Three renovations of Martha Van Rensselaer (MVR) Hall concluded last year and complete a comprehensive upgrade to nearly 120,000 square feet of this Georgian Revival style building originally built between 1931 and 1933. Among many improvements, the renovations open the flow of the building and showcase the interconnectedness of the Human Ecology community.

The upgrades are considered a commitment to the philosophy originally set for the college by Martha Van Rensselaer and the innovative, multidisciplinary institution it has evolved into over time. By enhancing the quality, productivity and overall experience in MVR Hall, the college strengthens its mission to improve lives into the future. 

The comprehensive renovation was the product of many hands and minds working in concert over 19 years, but the core team representing the College of Human Ecology in design and execution decisions for the project made an unplanned symmetry with that of the champions behind the construction of the original facility.

Read the full story on the College of Human Ecology website.

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Lindsey Hadlock