Mercer 3rd Floor Buildout

Mercer Hall is Bryan's oldest building and was constructed largely by our students in the early days of the college. The building has withstood both time and fire and today serves as home to most of the college's classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, the mailroom, CORE Museum, Information Technology/Printroom offices, and Career Services.

On February 6, 2000, fire broke out on the third floor of Mercer Hall and swept through the building, destroying the entire third floor and roof with fire; and water damage from the fire-fighting efforts destroyed most of the lower two floors. Over the 18 months following the fire the building was completely renovated and brought up to date. However, the renovations didn't touch the north wing of the third floor and it stands today, an empty, unfinished area used primarily for storage.

Today the need has arisen for more classrooms, faculty offices and student labs.  Therefore,The Master's Plan calls for the following additions to the north wing of the third floor:
  • Communications/Technology lab
  • Exercise and Health Science lab
  • Triangle (student publications) office
  • 5 Faculty Offices
  • 4 Large classrooms
  • 2 multi-purpose seminar rooms
The addition of the four large classrooms on the third floor will open up two classrooms on the lower floors (116 and 241) to be converted to 6-office faculty suites, providing a total of 17 new faculty offices.

This renovation plan is expected to cost just over $1 million dollars and is needed very soon. If you are interested in donating towards this project, please contact our Advancement office.