Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tentative look at the destruction of Trickett Hall

May 18, 2007 12:00 am  •   
Penn State Dickinson School of Law Friday released new illustrations of a proposed renovation and addition of the Carlisle campus.
The preliminary drawings circulated among members of the Penn State University board of trustees this week show a modern addition between Trickett Hall on South College Street and a boxy 1985 brick addition at the rear of the property.
Dean Philip McConnaughay said Friday the law school hopes to occupy the completed buildings by early spring of 2010 and hold graduation in Carlisle that year.
He said he doesn't yet have a timeline for when the plans might come to the trustees and Carlisle borough officials for approval.
Law school officials have been discussing the plans with borough officials, he said.
&#8220I expect you will see some demolition begin as early as November of this year,” he said.
Designing a new structure that ties the campus to its very modern sister campus in State College while sitting next to the Colonial-styled Trickett Hall gave Polshek Partnership Architects in New York a whole new challenge.