Architecture

Two youths dance in a public square built by Kounkuey Design Initiative with local residents. The organization was co-founded by Chelina Odbert '99. Credit: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Chelina Odbert '99 co-founded Kounkuey Design Initiative to build badly needed public spaces for impoverished areas around the globe.

See the June 15 New York Times article on one of her efforts in the Coachella Valley titled: "Out of the Desert, A Miracle on a Shoestring."

Roberts Pavilion

On the evening of the final regular season men’s basketball game of the 57-year history of Ducey Gymnasium, the night began with a pregame celebration of Ducey Gym, and also ended in celebration as the CMS men’s basketball team defeated the University of Redlands to win the regular season Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship.

Lighting across campus is now consistently clean and bright, with the addition last summer of LEDs in many areas.

Brian Worley was guiding an architectural photographer around campus recently when he mentioned CMC’s new, consistent evening glow. For many of the College’s years, that hadn’t been the case. High-pressure sodium lighting across the grounds was casting an orangey tint on things––not unlike a bad self-tanner.

Chiller Plant

A 240-ton hydraulic crane delivered a 30-ton chiller to CMC on September 9. ‘What is a chiller?’ you may ask. It is a state-of-the-art, super-cool(ing) unit to service both the Mid-Quad dorms and Roberts Pavilion. And with late summer heat upon us, the timing couldn’t be any better.

 

Breathtaking luminosity: The backside of Kravis Center, and in foreground, the all-glass Kravis Living Room. Breathtaking luminosity: The backside of Kravis Center, and in foreground, the all-glass Kravis Living Room.

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