Construction on the IDEA Center continues on schedule, with occupancy planned for Fall Term 2013. A Topping Out ceremony on June 27 marked the completion of the highest level of the steel structure of the building. Friends, faculty, and staff watched as Hunt Construction crews hoisted a tree atop the building in a construction industry tradition. Guests also signed interior columns to “make a mark upon the future of science education at Austin College.”
The IDEA Center’s main entrance, will open onto a light-filled commons and will showcase the observatory tower, which will rise through the square opening visible at the top left of the curving façade.