Going Away Without Going Away: New Center To Stretch Seminary's Reach
Columbia Seminary is becoming an “expanded location,” by virtue of a new learning center under construction.
Educational technology in the new Vernon S. Broyles Leadership Center will allow students at Columbia Seminary to be classmates with students from around the world.
The 30,000-square-foot facility will incorporate the 80-year-old Simons-Law building, formerly a residence hall.
This existing building will be recycled and renovated for small classroom space, faculty offices, study areas, the seminary bookstore, and – most importantly for serving as an “expanded location” – an educational technology center. A new classroom wing – to include three 75-seat classrooms – will have a mix of fixed and flexible seating and will be equipped with the latest educational technology. A second new classroom wing will have two 40-seat classrooms.
The $11.6 million project – to be completed by January 30, 2012 – honors the memory of Vernon S. Broyles, a long-time friend of the seminary and pastor for many years at North Avenue Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, where he was also a prominent civic leader and advocate for social justice.