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NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE AFTER 3 P.M., FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1966 Contracts for the construction of two new phases of New College building were signed Friday and work should begin ten days. A contract for building both a multi-purpose student center and a class-room building was awarded to the Tampa firm of Settecasi and Chillura at a total cost of $1,149,614. Signing of the contract took place in College Hall on the New College campus. Included in the construction will be one building to provide a student dining room, snack bar, reception center, private meeting rooms and offices, and another with a teaching auditorium, language laboratory and classrooms. All of the construction will be on the East Campus directly north of the present residence halls. Design of the building is by I. M. Pei, who created the design of the residence halls. Projected completion date for the two phases is 270 calendar days, or by October 22, 1966. Major subcontractors on the construction are from the Manatee-Sarasota area, according to the list provided by the contractor. -more'"'
New College Contract Page 2 Cost of the construction is being provided partially through a loan from the Rousing and Home Finance Agency and by a gift from Mrs. Carl Hamilton. The major building will be known as the Carl and Marjorie Hamilton Court. Signing the contract on behalf of the college was President John Elmendorf. Frank Settecasi signed for the construction firm and he also will personally supervise the building. Under the present schedulet the buildings will be complete and ready for use only slightly more than a month after the college enters its third year of academic operations in the fall. When finished the buildings will comprise the major construction of the East Campus. Still remaining to be built are several tennis courts. A theatreauditorium is still included in the projection for the East Campus, but cannot be included in definite campus planning until funds are obtained for its construction. -30-