When Pacific University launched its “Sciences and Student Programs Facilities Planning Project” in the Summer of 2015, the program included renovations to numerous buildings on campus to update facilities and student experiences and expand the science program per the University’s 2020 vision. The Harvey W. Scott Memorial Library, which opened in 1967, was included in the renovation program. Now known as Scott Hall, the building has transformed over the years and today is home to student services and centers, offices, study spaces, and the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art.
The revitalization of Scott Hall included renovating the second floor to create three next-generation teaching classrooms, a new elevator, new restrooms, new “think pod” study rooms, four new computer labs, and new conference room space. Life and safety upgrades were included in this renovation as well, along with ADA upgrades and new mechanical systems for each classroom to relieve the burden on the existing system.