Renovation

Construction Update: Week of 7/18/16

Site Activities

  • Dumpsters will enter the site each day through the Broadway gate. 
  • The site will be prepared for excavation activities, which will begin the week of 7/18.
  • Deliveries will come through the North gate on Broadway Street daily.
  • Demolition will take place on the interior.
  • Removal of the granite steps at the West entry will occur.

Renovation Groundbreaking

Photo of MemChurch renovation groundbreaking ceremony

Representatives from Harvard University, Payette Associates, and Elaine Construction Company, Inc. gathered on June 20, 2016 with shovels in hand for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Memorial Church renovation. Pictured from left to right: Elaine Construction President Lisa Wexler; Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church; Harvard University President Drew Faust; Edward Elwyn Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster in the Memorial Church; and Charles Klee, AIA, LEED AP Principal, Payette. (Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer).… Read more about Renovation Groundbreaking

Construction Update: Week of 5/30/16

Site Activities

  • Workers will start to mobilize the site.
  • Temporary fencing will begin to be installed.
  • Deliveries will come through the north gate on Broadway Street daily.

Memorial Church Renovations

Photo of Memorial Church
We are excited to announce that the Memorial Church will undergo much needed renovations in the coming months. The project will focus on long-deferred building and infrastructure maintenance, including accessibility and safety compliance upgrades; a reconfigured lower level that enhances and supports the teaching and programmatic mission of the Church and the University; and a new climate control system for the upper and lower levels of the Church that will allow for more comfortable, year-round use of the building.

Beginning immediately following Commencement, the project is anticipated to extend through the end of the year and the Church building will be closed for the duration of the project. … Read more about Memorial Church Renovations