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4,019, 000 1, 157, 061
5, 176, 061
Explanation of changes
$3, 342, 000
2. Increase in obligations from unobligated author
ity in prior years :
(a) Men's dormitory No. 4.--
2, 756, 261
5, 878, 412
9, 220, 412
The following decreases in obligations result from
nonrecurring obligations against authority
Home economics building--
6, 165 1, 059, 137
65, 680 573, 233 495, 687
58, 094 956, 394 223, 230 199, 434
6, 297 161, 000 120,000 120, 000
5, 176, 061
THE BUILDING PROGRAM IN SUMMARY
The current status of the building program, as proposed in 1951 for Howard University and incorporated in “the master development program" by the Public Building Services of General Administration, under an appropriation of $50,000 authorized by the Congress (Public Law 639, 80th Cong., approved June 1949) may be summarized as follows:
1. Building projects proposed (see schedule 1 for details).-The master development program proposed construction of 26 new facilities : 10 in stage I, 10 in stage II, and 6 in stage III. The new university hospital, subsequently authorized by Public Law 87–262 (approved Sept. 21, 1961), increases the total number of new buildings proposed under the 1951 master development program from 26 to 27.
2. Projects completed.-Fourteen building projects will be completed or acquired by June 30, 1966. The following buildings were constructed under the supervision of General Services Administration: Women's dormitories Nos. 4 and 5; engineering and architecture building; dental building; biology-greenhouse building; pharmacy building; law school building; administration building; men's dormitory No. 3; preclinical medical building; auditorium-fine arts building; home economics building; physical education (men) building, and classroom building No. 2. A warehouse service building was purchased during fiscal year 1963, and is in the process of being renovated. Three additional projects improvement of utility service were authorized and completed.
3. Projects under construction.--Two building projects will be under construction at June 30, 1966. These buildings may be identified as women's dormitory No. 7, and social work building. The work in connection with powerplant facilities and site details will continue during the year.
4. Building projects in the planning stage.-Eight projects will be in the planning stage during fiscal year 1966. These projects may be identified as men's dormitory No. 4, physical education building for women, university hospital, master development program study, university center, powerplant facilities (boiler installations), classroom building No. 3, and women's dormitory No. 8.
5. Building projects to be authorized, planned, and constructed. The following eight projects are yet to be authorized, planned and constructed if the 1951 master development program is followed: University health service building, stadium, faculty union building, president's house, housing units Nos. 1 and 2, school of religion chapel, classroom, library, and dormitory building No. 5. The religion building is not to be constructed with Government funds.
6. Additional projects authorized.-Additional projects have been authorized in support of the building program as conceived under the 1951 master development program. They are as follows:
(a) Master development program (1951), (complete).
(6) Master development program study of needs during the next 20 years (in progress).
(c) Thirkield Science Hall alterations (complete).
Survey (complete); boiler and electrical generator (complete) ; vacuum pumps (complete); electrical substation (complete) ; repairs (complete) ; electrical distribution, renovations and improvements (in progress) ; steam distribution, renovations and improvements (in prog
ress); and steam production expansion (in progress). 7. Projects included in 1967 estimates.-The 1967 estimates include requests for appropriation (a) to construct the university center building; (b) to construct facilities in connection with site development projects; (c) to develop details for the master development plan study, and (d) to plan for an addition to the medical-dental library, and to plan for a president's house.
APPROPRIATION REQUEST SUMMARY Howard University respectfully requests an appropriation of $3,342,000 for the following building projects :
1 Proposed transfer from unobligated balance on physical education building for men project.
No. B-19: A university center, $3,083,000 (for construction of project)
1. Appropriation request.-Howard University respectfully requests an appropriation of $3,083,000 to construct and equip a university center building-a facility to house the extracurricular activities of students and faculty.
2. Plans and specifications.—The Congress appropriated the sum of $240,000 in the fiscal year of 1965 (Public Law 88_605, approved Sept. 19, 1964) for the preparation of plans and specifications for a university center building which will provide facilities for student and faculty out-of-class activities. The preparation of these plans is underway and is scheduled to be completed early in the fiscal year of 1967.
3. Estimated cost of the project.–Based on a program for the design of a university center which was developed in cooperation with the architects, a projected cost for plans, specifications, construction, and equipment of the building is estimated to cost $4 million ($240,000 appropriated in fiscal year 1965; $677,000 proposed for transfer from unobligated balance on physical education building for men project; and $3,342,000 in new obligational authority in fiscal year 1967).
4. Need for the new facility.—The unique commitment of Howard University to provide an opportunity for students from culturally, educationally, and eco nomically deprived backgrounds to identify their talents, to overcome their deficiencies, and to grow to their highest level of personal and academic promise, makes it urgent that this proposed facility be provided.
A university center must be more than just a building. It must be visualized as a community organization to bring together the representatives of many nations, races, religions, and political convictions, to work together toward common goals and objectives in an effort to achieve a new respect for others and themselves. Thus, it should serve as a laboratory where students, along with other members of the university family, may prepare to meet their social, civic, and cultural responsibilities and to assume leadership in their communities.
The university center may be utilized as the focal point for a program of continuing education. In a recent survey, conducted by the Howard University Office of Student Life, of 25 representative institutions of higher learning, it was revealed that the majority of these institutions had definite programs of continuing education, which involved the use of the university center. These programs include conferences, workshops and institutes on forensics, city management, juvenile delinquency, counseling, insurance, and a number of others.
Howard University houses about one-fourth of the student body on the campus. Nonresident students who spend the greater portion of a day on campus find a need to relax between classes. In the absence of adequate facilities, our nonresident students utilize classrooms, halls, and such other spaces as they may find, for relaxation and extracurricular activities.
5. Description of the new facility. The proposed building is to be constructed on a site on the east side of the main quadrangle with its main entrance on the quadrangle and with an arrangement of rooms at the rear, taking advantage of the open view of the reservoir and its landscaped environment. The building will house a snack bar and cafeteria, bookstore, lounge assembly or ballroom, recreational facilities, browsing library, space for established student organizations, a small auditorium, seating about 150, and a forum for about 75, along with other meeting rooms.
The building is to be contained within a cross area of 120,000 square feet.
2. Plans and specifications.-An appropriation of $20,000 (Public Law 87–290) was made to provide preliminary plans for these projects and/or completed plans and specifications if the appropriation was adequate. Additional work on plans and specifications was made available through two subsequent appropriations totaling $219,000 (Public Law 87–582 for $86,000 and Public Law 88–605 for $133,000).
3. Estimated cost of project.-Cost estimates, based on preliminary plans, in the total amount of $439,000, have been allotted as follows: Parking, $72,300; campus lighting, $75,400; two entrances, $261,900; and walkways, $29,400.
4. Need for the new facility.-(a) Parking on the campus is considerably less than the most conservative standard would require, and less than would be required by local regulations. The funds would permit the construction of parking facilities on land now available.
(b) Campus lighting, as it now exists, is very inadequate in both quantity and quality. Much of the present system is composed of old cables and old light standards. Some additions have been made on a piecemeal, make-do basis. The increased use of night hours for regular classes points up the need for better lighting. The urban conditions which surround the university make it mandatory that good lighting be provided on the campus.
(c) The entrances to the campus at Howard Place and at Fairmont Street from Georgia Avenue make a poor representation of Howard University. The Howard Place entrance is a steep inclining hill which is lined with automobiles most of the time. It becomes a hazard in wintertime. It is proposed to convert this street into a pedestrian mall. The Fairmount Street entrance is a narrow street, 24 feet wide, lined on both sides with deteriorated rowhouses. The sidewalks are irregularly paved and are generally very poor walkways. It is proposed to widen the street, remove the houses on each side, and replace with an appropriate background.
5. Description of proposed facility.—The parking area part of the project will consist of the grading and application of bituminous surface with such curbing and drainage as may be required. The campus lighting part of the project is to consist of practically a new installation of cables and standards. The cable system will be taken from the buildings. The standards will be of the type generally used on highways with vapor lamps. The entrance at Howard Place will replace the present street with a broad walkway with a series of steps and level areas to replace the present steeply inclined street. The Fairmont Street entrance will become a major vehicle entrance to the campus and will consist primarily of the widening of the roadway and the addition of new walkways on each side. No. A-2: Master development plan study, $.30,000 (for plans and study data)
1. Appropriation request.-Howard University respectfully requests an appropriation to conduct further study of a master development plan which was initiated by a previous appropriation of $30,000.
2. Plans and specifications.—This project will result in a set of nans and other illustrative material clearly setting forth plans for the future buildings for Howard ('niversity. Specifications, in the usual meaning, are not required.
3. Estimated cost of project.—The cost of the study cannot be determined as one might for plans and specifications for a building. The cost, however, may be estimated by reference to prior work of the type.
4. Status of current master development plan study.—The architects for the project, based upon data prepared by the university, have developed a plan for the future development of physical facilities at the university. This plan, which appears to have substantial possibilities for the maximum utilization of land presently owned by the university, has been considered by university officials, and the Department of HEW. Work on the project had to be held in abeyance pending a decision as to the location of the new university hospital. Now that recommendations of the hospital architects, for the location of the new hospital on the Griffith Stadium site have recently been accepted by the university, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Bureau of the Budget, it is now possible for work on the current master development plan study to go forward, with the knowledge that the Freedmen's Hospital site will be available for future educational building required in the building program.
5. Need for the study.—The master development plan study, which was developed by the previous appropriation of $30,000 in fiscal year 1964 (Public Law 88–136), has resulted in a proposed plan which offers a great deal of promise as a solution to the land-use problem which faces the further development of the university. The new concept for space utilization requires study in detail of some of the features of the plan to assure that the general and preliminary plan is workable before the general plan is fully adopted. No. C-10: Medical-dental library expansion, $24,000 (for plans and construction
of projects) 1. Appropriation request.-Howard University respectfully requests an appropriation of $24,000 to plan and construct an addition to the existing medical. dental building.
2. Plans and specifications.—The appropriation requested includes an amount for the preparation of the plans and specifications.
3. Estimated cost of the project. The estimated cost of the project will be based on a general concept of a possible way to provide the additional space.
4. Need for the new facility.—The medical-dental library was constructed in 1954 as a part of the college of dentistry building, but was intended to serve the colleges of medicine and dentistry. The space appeared to be adequate at the time the building was designed in 1951. Now the library is crowded to the point where it is impossible to accommodate all of the books that are purchased and accessioned without reducing space designated for the use of students as readers. Further, the report of survey of Howard University College of Medicine, in 1964 by the Office of Education, found that the library is below the norm in other U.S. medical schools. A proposal for relief in this area was made in the program prepared for the new university hospital. Representatives of the Bureau of the Budget suggested that study be given to the possibility of expanding the present library. It is believed that this can be done. Request is here made, therefore, for funds to study and to plan an addition to the medical-dental library. No. B-22: A house for the university presidents, $5,000 (for plans and specifi
cations) 1. Appropriation request.--Howard University respectfully requests an appropriation of $5,000 for plans and specifications for a house for the president of the university.
2. Plans and specifications.—The appropriation requested is estimated to provide for the cost of preparation of plans and specifications for the project.
3. Estimated cost of the project.-Because of the small size of the proposed building and being a residential building, the estimate of cost can vary quite con. siderably depending on factors which cannot be well established until the prelimi. nary plans, at least, are completed.
4. Need for the proposed house. The house formerly used to house the president is one of the old structures on the campus. The house is no longer considered suitable as a residence for the president and his family. First and foremost, the present house is largely of frame construction and vulnerable to fire. There