We're building community.
Three new building projects will be the centerpiece of a historic McPherson College campus update: the Campus Commons, the Boiler House, and the Holman Sport Center expansion. These projects are funded in part by a successful $55 million campaign that will supercharge the largest-ever investment in new buildings in the college’s 135-year history. McPherson College is working on the development of these projects with Beck Design, an interdisciplinary, architecture and design firm from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Campus CommonsNew construction, 55,000 sq ft
The cornerstone of this update is the Campus Commons, which will be a landmark structure on campus. The new 55,000 square foot, multi-level building will make a more robust community possible with new campus dining, student services, and activity spaces.
Boiler HouseRenovation, 3,300 sq ft
A new hangout for campus: an indoor-outdoor cafe is the perfect place to socialize and collaborate with classmates.
Holman Sport CenterExpansion & Renovation, 10,000 sq ft
This expansion will give McPherson’s teams modernized facilities as they compete in a fast-changing dynamic for college athletics.
The Building Community Campaign has provided the resources to support initiatives set forth in the McPherson College Community By Design strategic plan, which focuses on growth and meeting the needs of an ever more diverse campus. While the cornerstone of this plan is the construction of the Campus Commons, other key campaign purposes include: fostering deeper engagement with MC alumni, especially graduates of the last three decades; growing innovative academic programs; making college more affordable through the Student Debt Project; and bringing awareness to the importance of estate gifts, a crucial piece in reaching a $1 billion endowment.