Mick Smyer

"The Campus Master Plan uses the careful juxtaposition of classrooms, offices, laboratories and open spaces to build into campus life, literally, opportunities for the types of thoughtful and personal engagement that are so important to Bucknell."


The architecture of academics

“The first time I stepped on this campus, I knew that I was home.”

We’ve heard this beautiful sentiment time and again from students and alumni. From the Academic Quad and its landmark clock tower to the elegant spire of the Rooke Chapel, from the calm of the Grove to state-of-the-art laboratories and artistic spaces, from our adjoining river to our athletics facilities, our campus is a vibrant treasure.

Together we are called to steward this special community that we call home. We must preserve and protect it, and ensure that it continues to evolve mindfully for each generation’s needs, each era’s technological, architectural and social possibilities, in ways that make sense with Bucknell’s classic college aesthetic.

Bucknell’s most recent campaign funded two new academic buildings that enhance the campus as well as the academic core: the Sigfried Weis Music Building (2000) and the O'Leary Building for the geology and psychology departments (2002). After that campaign ended, the continued momentum of support funded the Breakiron Engineering Building (2004).

Our current comprehensive campaign promises equally exciting and beneficial improvements.

Academic Studios and Research Spaces
Residential Areas
School of Management Building
The New Academic Quad
A Home for the Arts
Library Expansion


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