Shloss Gift Initiates East Sibley Hall Renovations

July 1, 2012

A gift from Frances Shloss (B.Arch. '45) is enabling the college to begin renovations on the third floor of East Sibley Hall. Shloss's $1.3M gift allows the college to start construction this summer on new architecture studios and faculty offices, and replacement and enhancement of the skylights that extend the entire length of the floor.

In addition to this gift, Shloss has also provided support for a custom-designed and fabricated food cart that will be operated on the West Plaza of Sibley Hall. Students from all three AAP departments are working to design and build the cart, which should be ready for business in the fall of 2012.

"It is not often that you meet an alumna with such a continued commitment to the excellence of her alma mater," says Dean Kent Kleinman of Shloss's two most recent gifts. "Over the years, Frances has given to a variety of important projects that add to the beauty of the Arts Quad, including elm and redbud tree plantings, a terrace, benches, and a garden, and now she is giving to facilities that are at the core of AAP's teaching and learning: studio space, faculty offices, and, of course, delicious food."

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