Construction Updates

July 2019

Tic Toc, Brescia!
The beginning of the new school year is just over one month away, which means it is almost time to officially open our Academic Pavilion. With a Grand Opening date of September 3, 2019, we are thrilled to announce that the construction on Brescia’s new, state-of-the-art-building is now 93% complete.

In efforts to keep you informed and educated as we build for a bold tomorrow, over the summer you will continue to receive this brief construction update.

Save the Date!

Over the past year, you have watched Brescia’s Pavilion evolve and take shape in front of your eyes. Now the time has come to officially open our bold new building. Keep watch of your email over the coming weeks for your invitation to our Grand Opening and Blessing of the Academic Pavilion, taking place September 3 at 11:00 a.m.

What’s New?

Thanks to the hard work of our construction partners at Tonda over the past month, all laboratory millwork and countertops have now been successfully installed. In addition, final coats of paint, exterior aluminum cladding as well as exterior concrete curbs and sidewalks are well underway.

What’s next? All of our amazing new domestic and commercial lab equipment, as well as audiovisual equipment are now on site and will be installed over the next month.

Time to Rediscover the Beryl Ivey Library

With a second entrance being added to the Library from the Pavilion, the second floor has recently been reorganized. The Library team appreciates your patience while they work to relabel the shelves. Please take the time to rediscover the Library this year and visit the Service Desk if you’re having trouble locating a book on its new shelf.

As construction comes to a close, the Library continues to offer free earplugs and noise-cancelling headphones for those who wish for a little extra peace and quiet (don’t forget your student card!).

Enjoy Your Class Time in the Academic Pavilion

At Brescia, we know that natural light has so many benefits for your mental health and well-being. That’s why you will find plenty of large scale windows and bright spaces everywhere in our Academic Pavilion – just like the wall-to-wall windows in one of our new food labs (pictured below).