At the campaign’s completion, Blair’s campus will no longer have an ‘arts’ side and an ‘academics’ side—academic centers will exist in every area of campus.
R. Latta Browse, MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT CHAIR
With fine arts classes now taking place in the Chiang Center for Innovation and Collaboration, Weber's interior has been repurposed solely for the teaching of mathematics, an arrangement that appeals to Blair mathematics teachers' educational philosophy. While mathematics certainly has important applications in technology and engineering, Blair teachers view math as an art form and have a sense of themselves as artists. In Weber Hall, Blair's mathematics department is ideally situated for collaborative teaching and learning.
- Repurposing of Weber Hall has given Blair the opportunity to optimally design classrooms for math education—now and in the future.
- Six classrooms, a first-floor departmental office, and first- and second-floor study areas were constructed.
- The major impacts of this building project have been the centralization of math teachers in a single location and the facilitation of real collaboration and fertilization of ideas.
- The Weber project addresses Blair's Strategic Plan’s critical academic piece and complements the building endeavors that have enriched Blair’s arts, athletic, residential and academic experiences.