Week by week, as construction of the Mooseheart Activity Center (MAC) continues, one of the famous spots on the campus nears a return to campus activity. For decades the site the of the Roosevelt Auditorium, the space that the MAC occupies will again be the site for much student activity.
The MAC, which will give students space to recreate and relax, is still on-pace for completion in Spring, 2022.
“To say we have escaped any setbacks would be false, but we have worked through the things that have happened, and none of the setbacks have been noteworthy,” Mooseheart Executive Director Gary Urwiler said.
The key to having the building fully-enclosed before the winter weather arrived has been to get roofing materials in-place and installed. Urwiler added that placement of the MAC in its historic setting was intentional.
“We wanted to recognize the tradition of the Roosevelt Auditorium. It is a beautiful area of campus and this is going to be a beautiful building. We are a tradition-filled facility and any time we have a chance to build something new, it adds freshness to the campus,” Urwiler said.
Some architecture to the MAC resembles that of the recent addition to Mooseheart school, which brings continuity to both facilities. “I always wanted something that would look contemporary and something that our kids would be excited to want to use. The MAC has done just that with our students – it’s created excitement,” Urwiler said.
Members have the opportunity to view the MAC ribbon cutting, which will take place in conjunction with Mooseheart commencement on June 4. Thank you to all members who contributed to this very exciting project.