About the Building

A Closer Look

Once completed, Karp Hall will be the home for the English and Modern Languages departments, in addition to classes across many disciplines. The renovation includes several transformative classrooms on the first floor and nearly 40 faculty offices on the first and second floors.  

Karp Hall will also include:

  • A first-floor performance classroom that will be immediately visible from the lobby through windows. The space will be used for events such as literary readings, panel discussions, film screenings and more. 
  • A media lab that will serve as a highly versatile classroom for about 20 students. The room can easily be adapted for the needs and abilities of students and faculty. Student iMacs will be installed around the perimeter of the room on wall-mounted arms, and the space will serve as a computer lab during non-class hours. 
  • Student alcoves will offer informal, inviting spaces where students can study and gather. One of the first floor alcoves will also serve as reception space during events. 

Karp Hall will not only provide a more conducive environment for teaching, learning and scholarly pursuits, but will also showcase dynamic, flexible spaces that allows for greater academic engagement across disciplines.