Mercer’s Macon campus is in the midst of a transformation. Recently completed projects include a new freshman residence hall, additional parking, a new student lofts project, new office space, retail spaces and a Marriott hotel. Projects currently underway include the largest academic structure to ever be built on the Macon campus and a new baseball stadium.
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Construction is underway on the new Spearman C. Godsey Science Center, which will accommodate growing enrollment and research activity in chemistry, biology and neurosciences. The Patterson Building was demolished to make room for the signature structure that will anchor a science quadrangle incorporating School of Medicine and School of Engineering facilities and Willet Science Center. The quadrangle will be named for Mercer alumnus and trustee A.V. Elliott, who provided a lead gift for the project. The four-story building, which is projected to be completed in December 2017, will include 32 faculty-student research labs, 28 teaching labs, as well as classrooms and offices. Naming opportunities are available including faculty offices, classrooms, laboratories and student learning spaces.
Construction began in June 2016 on OrthoGeorgia Park at Claude Smith Field, a new baseball stadium on the Macon campus. The new stadium will accommodate 1,500 fans and feature premium chairback seating behind home plate. Other features include new dugouts, concession and restroom facilities, press box and camera positions for ESPN3 broadcasts, two open-air suites, a ticket booth, and the M. Diane Owens Entry Plaza. OrthoGeorgia Park at Claude Smith Field is named in recognition of a lead gift provided by Macon-based OrthoGeorgia last year.