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Under Construction

Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center

The construction project dominating the skyline in Oberlin is the completion of the final wing of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center. This is the centerpiece of the new Green Arts District. Construction of the Gateway Center began in September 2014 with deconstruction of the south wing of the Oberlin Inn. The 100,000-square-foot Gateway Center was designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum rating. In addition to a 70-room hotel and conference center, the complex will include commercial and office space, a culinary training facility, a restaurant featuring locally grown and sourced fare, and 6,500 square feet of event space. The Gateway Center became fully operational in 2016. You can follow construction progress by visiting the College's Site Webcam. See also the entry for the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center.


Oberlin OnCampus, September 16, 2014, Oberlin College, accessed June 3, 2015.

Adaptable Theater Project

The next college construction project is the adaptable theater project, which will add a large lobby area to Hall Auditorium, as well as a new scene shop that will provide space for building sets, thereby freeing parts of the main stage area that are currently used for this purpose.

Health and Wellness Project

Construction on the addition to Philips Gym began on October 14, 2016. Expected completion of Phase I is April 2017. Project is slated for completion in August 2018. Carr Pool renovation begins August 2017; to be completed August 2018. See the entry for the Health and Wellness Addition to the Philips Physical Education Center.


Oberlin OnCampus, December 16, 2016, Oberlin College, accessed April 3, 2017.

Oberlin College Health and Wellness Center Construction Updates, November 7, 2016. Accessed April 3, 2017.


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