Loyola is preparing to break ground on a renovation of Beatty Hall, as well as the construction of a new facility to be built adjacent to Beatty. The construction will create a new complex, comprised of Beatty Hall, the new building, and an outdoor plaza space. The new complex will include a welcoming landscaped portal to the University, offering a beautiful entrance to the Quad from Cold Spring Lane.
The complex will feature flexible teaching and learning zones, interdisciplinary and event gathering space, a café, and space for the Career Center and the Ignatian Citizenship Commons—both key aspects of Loyola’s strategic plan, The Ignatian Compass.
Rendering of new entrance to the Quad off Coldspring Lane, as well as addition to Beatty Hall
Rendering of interior of Beatty Hall, featuring flexible teaching and learning zones
This project is an investment in the University’s future, amplifying the innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives that are already underway at Loyola. The building is important, but even more important is what will occur within the building, as faculty and students will encounter makerspaces and entrepreneurial-driven curricular and extracurricular experiences.
This project will have a positive impact on enrollment, the student experience, the culture of philanthropy Loyola is cultivating, and the value of a Loyola degree. The Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning will affirm Loyola’s commitment to the liberal arts, while also embracing innovation and entrepreneurship.
Fundraising for this project has begun and will continue after the close of the Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2020.