Blinn board approves renovation design for the Moody Library

Renovations will create a more welcoming atmosphere for Blinn students

October 16, 2018

The Blinn College District Board of Trustees has approved a renovation design for the W.L. Moody, Jr. Library that will create a modern, more welcoming atmosphere for students.

The board approved the design during its regular meeting Tuesday.

Located on the Brenham Campus, the Moody Library was constructed in 1967 and expanded in 1981. The renovated design includes new lighting, upgraded finishes and furnishings, improved electrical and technology connectivity, and HVAC and restroom upgrades. The circulation desk will be relocated toward the front of the building to better welcome entrants while widening the space connecting the original library and the 1981 addition.

Once the renovations are complete, students will enjoy seven study rooms, a seminar room, an enclosed computer classroom, a vending area, and additional windows.

The board also authorized the College to award a contract to Madison Construction, L.P., of Bryan, for construction manager at risk services related to the library renovations.

In other business, the board authorized the College to seek proposals from contractors for services related to relocating its Division of Health Sciences fixtures, furniture, and equipment from its current location in the Texas A&M Health Science Center Clinical Building I to the RELLIS Campus. Blinn’s Health Sciences programs will be located at RELLIS beginning in the Fall 2019 semester.

The board also authorized the College to replace the current wood window frames on the Old Main Building with aluminum frames as part of an upcoming window replacement project. The aluminum frames will provide a similar historic architectural style to the existing wood frames. As the Old Main Building is on the National Historic Register, the Texas Historical Commission must also review the project.

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