Renovations of First Floor in Hugh Gloster Building Now Complete


After nearly eight months of construction, the new office spaces in the Hugh Gloster Building were revealed for the first time Feb. 5. The area will be a one-stop shop for Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) students as it will house offices for admissions, financial aid, the registrar and more.

"This space was always meant for our students," said Morehouse School of Medicine President and Dean Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. "I wanted to create an environment that was very student centered and focused."

The renovated layout features open office spaces allowing for better collaboration between coworkers. There are also secluded team rooms for use when staff need to have private conversations with students.

It is all part of an $18 million renovation to the first and second floors of the Gloster Building, and a segment of MSM’s four-phase “Expansion into the Future” initiative. The initiative includes renovations to expand class sizes and increase technological resources and multidisciplinary learning spaces.

The next phase of Gloster renovations includes a remodel of the second floor. Construction is slated to begin in March, with an anticipated completion date of December 2018. Renovations and upgrades to two classrooms in Gloster were completed in August 2017 and the brand new Billye Suber Aaron Pavilion opened in May 2017.

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