Thiel College, Rhodehouse Memorial Science Building

Greenville, Pennsylvania


Thiel College


36,000 sq.ft.

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The Rhodehouse Memorial Science Building at Thiel College underwent a comprehensive renovation. The building, which was dedicated in 1959 by Vice President Richard Nixon, was one of the most dilapidated and underused buildings on campus. The renovation, funded partly by alumni donations and a state grant, was done in two phases over three years.

The first phase included a new exterior façade and the building’s lower level, which is home to the new Graduate Physician’s Assistant and Speech-Language Pathology programs. The second phase renovated the first and second floors, which house undergraduate programs such as chemistry, biology and physics. The renovation aimed to provide facilities that support cutting-edge research and education. The renovations modernized the building’s HVAC and electrical systems, equipment, and furnishings, and created flexible spaces that can adapt to different research needs.

The renovation not only improved the appearance and functionality of the building but also helped boost the college’s enrollment through its new programming. The renovation was completed with the support of the surrounding community and is an investment in regional economic development.

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