Claremont McKenna College is a work in progress. As such, new buildings will be constructed and existing facilities renovated, dictated by what is required to best serve the students and their teachers. This site will acquaint you with what's new at CMC, and the College's pride in its past and commitment to its future.


The Mid Quad - A Collaborative Project

Mid Quad

The Mid Quad consists of seven dormitories: Phillips, Beckett, Berger, Benson, Crown, and Marks Halls, and the new Claremont Hall. The award winning Crown Hall was completed in 2009, but the other five older dorms were constructed in the 1950s and 1960s and recently had their first major renovations.

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Kravis Center - Gateway to Leadership

Kravis Center

Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, the Kravis Center (named in honor of CMC benefactor Henry Kravis ’67 and Marie-Josée Kravis) is a five-level, 162,000-sq-ft academic and administrative facility which serves as the western gateway to the campus. The Center includes offices, classrooms, seminar rooms, an underground parking structure and outdoor courtyards.

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Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum - "The Ath"

Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Renovation of the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum was completed in the summer of 2011. Some of the highlights include a palette of new wall finishes, lighting, floor coverings, sound system, and artwork for the main dining room, lobby area, restrooms and other meeting and dining spaces on the first floor.

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Crown Hall - A Family Jewel

Crown Hall

Crown Hall is a new paradigm for dormitories on campus. It’s an award-winning Silver LEED-certified student residence hall located on Amherst Avenue. Architectural judges were captivated by the building’s combination of living and sustainable design features, and the hall was also the recipient of the 2009 Residential Architect Design Award (RADA)

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North Mall West Phase - Wide Ranging Renovations

North Mall

Under the stewardship of the architectural firm of Moore Ruble Yudell, the scope of renovations made to the North Mall area on campus was extensive, encompassing (west to east) the Kravis Center to the eastern edge of Heggblade Center, including a full renovation of the Hub in the Emett Student Center.

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