Buildings and facilities reflect ways that an institution responds to the critical needs for teaching, learning, and research; residential life and and student development; administrative and student services; religious and spiritual formation; creative and performing arts; athletics and recreation; and cultural and civic engagement.
The Department of Facilities Management is charged with developing and implementing plans that provide and maintain the physical spaces and resources to enable faculty, students, and staff to advance the mission of Fairfield University. Accordingly, it is essential that we not only plan and add new facilities when needed but also direct resources to maintain and upgrade existing spaces, improve landscaping and wayfinding, repair roads, address deferred maintenance, and more.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Facilities Management worked on the construction and renovation of numerous facilities on campus - the science center, library, business school, athletic facilities, apartment complex, alumni house, and campus center. Later, they added the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center, Early Learning Center, phase one of the campus landscaping plan, and the Fairfield Jesuit Community Center. On a smaller scale, they renovated spaces for academic centers, improved science labs, and relocated several core student life offices to central locations.
In 2011, Facilities Management completed an ambitious building and renovation plan of residence halls.
- 42 Bellarmine Road: The conversion of St. Ignatius Hall into suite-style student housing
- 51 McInnes Road: The construction of a new apartment-style student residence in the Village
- 70 McCormick Road: Construction of a new residence hall in the Quad
- John C. Dolan Hall: Renovation of a traditional residence hall to an apartment-style student residence
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