Date: September 3, 2020
By the middle of next week, we are anticipating that Bicentennial Hall will be a study hall. We are conscious that such spaces will be important. With potentially entire families either doing remote work or remote school, we are eager to help our students succeed. Having a space where they can step away and study is part of that help. Inform Magazine, an online magazine, published by the American Institute of Architects in Virginia, did a lovely story on Bicentennial Hall. You can find the issue here. It is a reminder that it is an extraordinary space, full of light and beauty, which provides a striking venue for the Assyrian Reliefs. The Seminary is constantly thinking of ways in which we can be a destination. It is clear from the data we have about our visitors that people appreciate our work when they visit the campus. Our Chapel is clearly a reason to visit. Now we have Bicentennial Hall. As it functions in this COVID season as a study hall, do pause and marvel at what an honor it is to enjoy this remarkable space.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President