PRC Archives/Offices/Library Project Update – July 2019

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It has been a bit since we have updated you here on the archives addition and library renovation projects going on at the PRC Seminary, so on this Fourth of July holiday we will take the time to do so.

Priming the new wall between the library and the new addition (Mike VO).

One of the newly painted offices with its new window.

Tyler K doing some electrical piping in the ceiling of an office.

The finished ceiling and walls of the new archives room (2 images above).

Office ceiling grid finished

The new archives room and offices are coming along well, with the focus on the interiors now. The electrical rough-in has been completed, the walls and ceiling (in archives) have been painted, and the ceiling grid has been put in in the offices and hallway. The new windows (in the offices) were also recently installed, giving the rooms a more finished look and letting some natural light into the rooms.

On the outside, gutters have been installed around the west side of the new addition, window frames were put in, final grading has been done, and the trees and brush cut down last Fall have been cleaned up.

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And the materials for the new roof over the library have arrived this past week too. Can’t get that on soon enough with all the rain we’ve had and the leaks we encountered this past year. Sometimes funny things show up above the ceiling when you start taking it down (image below). Powerful reminders of a leaky drain pipe (wondered what happened to that blue bucket!).

Since mid-May when the second semester ended, the focus has been on the library renovation. You may remember that the library resources were moved to other areas of the building and gutted – carpeting, ceiling tiles, lights, etc. The “new look” will bring the updates from the last seminary renovation (2012) to this final area of the building – new carpet, new lights, ceiling tiles, paint, and lots of custom wood-work. Plus, some new furniture – a new library work station, a patron work-station, and nicer seating with scattered study areas.

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Out with the old – ceiling tiles and carpet…

and in with the new – lights, crown molding, and trim work.

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A newly refinished student study carrel – beautifully crafted!

I am very excited about the updates in the library and the new archives room. And, of course, some professors are excited about their new offices. 🙂 If you are in the area, stop in and see the progress. It seems like a long was to go in seven weeks, but I am confident we will make it before school starts on August 26!

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