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LeChase hosts Duke leaders on tour of Alumni project

By July 6, 2018October 26th, 2018Durham, N.C., Project Highlights

On June 26, LeChase Senior Superintendent Wayne Melton hosted Duke President Vincent Price and Duke Alumni Association Chief Operating Officer Scott Greenwood on a tour of the Duke Alumni and Visitors Center jobsite.  When completed, the complex will total almost 47,000 SF across one existing and two new campus buildings.

The largest aspect of the project is a new 20,200-SF events building with a grand dining and presentation hall, exhibit space and lounges, a café, visitor support services and a smaller meeting pavilion wing. The building is designed to be the first campus stop for returning alumni, prospective students and visitors.

The second new building is a 16,900-SF two-story office for staff members who support Duke’s alumni and development activities. The third aspect of the project is renovation of the 7,400-SF Forlines House. This building was part of the original design of Duke’s west campus and was initially constructed as a private residence for a university leader. Most recently it served as Duke’s Office of News and Communications. The renovation will remove modifications made through the years to restore the original rooms and details on the first floor. Renovations will also enhance the second floor for continued use as executive offices.

The photos below show recent progress at the site; click here for a report from earlier this year.