Campus Space

Space is an integral resource for the campus community. The allocation of space should optimize the use of this resource and advance the mission and strategic priorities of the college. The Campus Space Advisory Committee (CSAC) evaluates requests for and changes to campus spaces and makes recommendations to the Acting Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President, Finance & Treasurer.

Campus Space Advisory Committee

The Campus Space Advisory Committee is an advisory committee. The CSAC will review all campus space requests, including reevaluating space usage changes. The first step is meeting with your Department Supervisor or Division Dean for their feedback and support. Student(s) requesting space must go through the Dean of Students. The next step is gathering the necessary information and completing the Space Request Form. CSAC holds meetings towards the end of each month. We ask that you submit your proposal by the 15th of the month for consideration at that month’s meeting.

Priority is given to proposals that:

  • Support educational practices and student and employee wellbeing
  • Promote cross-departmental collaboration and flexible-use College spaces
  • Ensure efficient use of space on campus
  • Support financial sustainability
  • Create and maintain innovative, inviting spaces

The committee will discuss potential space allocation changes, identify the broader effects of those changes on the Champlain community, and research costs. Those making the request, along with identified stakeholders, may be invited to meet with the CSAC to discuss the proposal and ensure there is a full understanding of the request. The Committee will make written recommendations to the Acting Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President, Finance & Treasurer who make the final decision.

If you have questions, or would like to have a preliminary conversation with CSAC facilitators before submitting a proposal, please contact:

Campus Space Advisory Committee Members

  • Kevin Andrews, Information Systems
  • Nic Anderson, Facilitator, Planning
  • Tara Arneson, Registrar’s Office
  • Susannah Eriksson, ITS Division
  • Sue Lindberg, Conference and Event Center
  • Timothy Van Woert, Facilities
  • Susan Waryck, Student Affairs
  • Kate Cronin, Auxiliary Service

New Construction & Major Renovations

In summer 2024, we plan to renovate the five classrooms on the ground floors of Freeman Hall and Joyce Hall to create a cohesive and modern STEAM Center. This center will highlight Champlain’s commitment and momentum in the sciences and information technology. The existing vestibule in front of Joyce will be expanded to connect the two buildings together and provide social and collaboration space for students.

This project will be undertaken by Engelberth Construction as our Construction Manager in partnership with our architects Goody Clancy.

We also plan to renovate the Miller Center building at our Lakeside Campus in summer 2024 to expand the size of our Leahy Center for Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity. This plan welcomes a cybersecurity industry partner to share our building to continue our commitment to providing opportunities for our students to gain industry experience through internships and relationships.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for Construction Management Services will be issued in May 2024. We encourage all Construction Management companies, including Minority and Women-Owned businesses, to submit a competitive bid.

Included in our Master Plan (in one of two possible locations) and spelled out in our new 2030 Strategic Plan is a new building to better serve our IT&S needs. This project is very much in the concept stage and would need funding before moving forward with designs and construction.

The 2030 Strategic Plan calls for a “State of the Art Career Center”. While this project has not started, it is likely something we will see in the next 5 years. Funding and a location have not been obtained yet.

A photo of McDonald hall during the daytime

McDonald Hall

This large renovation involved updating this residence hall to better function at 21st century standards. This included all new walls, realigned staircase, all-new bathrooms with entry and accessibility improvements, all while maintaining the historical components of the building which make it so charming.

Repairs to the exterior kept the building looking great. A completely new mechanical system that relies on our geothermal system for heating was installed as well as electricity improvements, both of which ensures highly efficient heating and cooling of the building while being fossil fuel free.

overhead shot of the communication & creative media building's glass roof


Vermont Public Space Award (2021)

“Honoring VT’s exemplary public spaces for Perry Hall & Lawn”

BLUE Certification: Perry Hall (2018)

Perry Hall received the first-ever BLUE certification for a non-residential building in June 2018, for being watershed friendly.

Two Green Globes (2018)

Green Building Initiative for 194 St. Paul

Three Green Globes (2016)

Green Building Initiative for Communication and Creative Media

LEED Award, U.S. Green Building Council (2011)

Perry Hall is one of three buildings in Vermont to achieve LEED Platinum certification level. The project garnered 88 LEED points, tying it for 21ST in the entire world at the time of certification.

Architectural Excellence Award (2011)

“In honor of Hertzel N. Pasackow. Presented annually by the Burlington Business Association for significant contribution to the architectural quality of Burlington. Roger H. Perry Hall, Champlain College.”

LEED Award, U.S. Green Building Council (2009)

for Aiken Hall

A Decade of Projects

  • The Center for Communication and Creative Media Project consists of renovations to the existing Hauke Center and Alumni Auditorium plus an addition of 49,310 GSF for a total of 87,187 GSF. This facility houses the new Center for Creative Media, as well as exhibit space, dining hall and kitchen facilities, classrooms, offices and support for transit, bookstore, mail and copy services. Consistent with its mission to embrace sustainable technologies in the design, construction and operation of its campus facilities, the College expanded its use of geothermal energy to heat and cool the new CCM building. The Project includes an extension of its geothermal infrastructure (well head production and piping) to accomplish this goal. Champlain College has set a ‘green’ design goal on this project of achieving Three Globes under the Green Globes rating system. This third party certification program is run by The Green Building Initiative. Positioned as an alternative to USGBC’s LEED program, it uses a checklist approach, granting projects points for areas in which they exceed standard industry practice. To our knowledge, this will be the first Green Globes project within Vermont. A rating of Three Globes is viewed to be similar to a Gold target under the LEED system.

    a digital rendering of what the communication & creative media building is supposed to look like once complete

  • A cornerstone of Champlain College’s master plan is to house 90% of the college’s student body on campus. The Res Tri Project is a significant component in attaining the goals of the Plan.

    The Res Tri Project consisted of adding three residence halls, green space, landscaping, and a promenade in the area bounded by Main Street, South Willard Street, Maple Street and Edmunds School on the 4.66 acre site. A central promenade from Main Street to Perry Hall provides access to classrooms, dining halls, residence halls and administrative offices. The promenade creates an internal student walkway that will draw students off the public sidewalks to an internal campus environment.

    The Project was constructed in two phases. Phase I began in June 2011, and it included the construction of Juniper Hall (Res A), ancillary site improvements, and infrastructure supporting the phase. Juniper Hall was completed for fall 2012 occupancy.

    Phase II construction began in spring 2013. The project included the construction of two (2) steel frame, brick veneer dormitories (Butler and Valcour Hall) and related site work on land near the buildings of Skiff, Whiting and McDonald Halls, located on the campus of Champlain College. When completed, Butler Hall will have a GSF of 26,730 and contain 89 beds. Valcour Hall will have a GSF of 30,028 and contain 91 beds. Res Tri Project was completed July 2014.

    All three dorms are slated for LEED Gold certification.

    The primary architect working on this project is CBT Architects, a Boston-based professional design firm providing services in architecture, interior design and urban design. Founded in 1967, the firm’s practice ranges from multi-family residential structures and developments, to major office towers and urban district renewals, to a host of academic campus facilities. This variety of experience informs the unique approach we take to understanding all user needs. Over 175 awards recognize excellence and creativity in our design of new buildings and the renovation of existing structures. CBT currently employs 140 architects, planners, interior designers, and support personnel. For more information go to:

    an overhead shot of the newly built juniper, valcour, and butler dorm buildings on campus

  • The dorm was ready for occupancy August 2014. The new design provides a common lounge at the west end on grade within the existing addition. A tower was renovated to provide ADA access to all levels and as well as a second stair. Rehab was done to the existing shell to provide new insulation, systems and design improvements.

    The connection of the Res Tri will occur with an added western porch and canopy with walkways to the promenade.

    A photo of Whiting hall during the daytime

Meet Our People

Nic Anderson
Assistant Vice President of Planning and Operations
Kate Cronin
Assistant Director of Operations

Campus Operations & Planning

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