Biola’s campus was full of construction workers over the summer, and not just for the long-anticipated new Talbot School of Theology building (which will be completed in October). Hard hats could also be found in Marshburn Hall and near the pool, where a massive new parking structure was erected. Here are some facts about these two recently completed projects.
New Parking Structure
Situated between the baseball field and the pool, this new structure will eliminate the stress of hunting for a place to park five minutes before class. With enrollment at an all-time high, parking spots have been highly coveted in recent years. But now, there are plenty to go around.
780: spaces in the new parking structure
41: additional spaces around the structure
636 net increase of spaces over what was there before construction
5: levels to the structure
$8,750,000: total cost
10: months of total construction
236,365: total square feet
Over the summer, Marshburn Hall — home of the Cook School of Intercultural Studies — received a facelift, with renovations to existing facilities and an expansion of space through the enclosure of the entrance portico.
1,200: square feet of usable interior space added with enclosure of the Marshburn entrance portico
18,200: total square footage of Marshburn Hall with the added portico
5: new faculty offices added to accommodate rapidly growing teaching staff
$515,279: cost of the fully funded phase one, which included improvements and renovations to the current Marshburn space
$675,190: cost of phase two, which includes a new missions resource room, new copy/mail room and new offices