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A rendering of the interior of the  Sharvy Umbeck Science and Mathematics Center.

SMC Renovation

Knox College's Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center (SMC) is being re-imagined. A phased plan will deliver improvements to the student experience within the core of the building, while laying the groundwork for improvements to each of SMC's wings. Classes will be taught in the renovated core beginning with the winter term of 2020.

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Image for <p>Employees of P.J. Hoerr, Inc. prepare staircases and railings for the new observatories on the roof atop the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center. </p>

Monday, February 10, 2020

Employees of P.J. Hoerr, Inc. prepare staircases and railings for the new observatories on the roof atop the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Image for <p>Students make use of new space in the Whale Atrium and the Amott Science Commons.</p>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Students make use of new space in the Whale Atrium and the Amott Science Commons.

Image for <p>Setting up new classrooms at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.<br/></p>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Setting up new classrooms at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Image for <p>Renovations, including new classrooms, at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.<br/></p>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Renovations, including new classrooms, at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Image for <p>Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.<br/></p>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Image for <p>Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.<br/></p>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Image for <p>Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.<br/></p>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Image for <p>Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton inside the atrium at the under-renovation Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.<br/></p>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton inside the atrium at the under-renovation Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Image for <p>Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.<br/></p>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Image for <p>Renovations, including new classrooms and the installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton, at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.</p>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Renovations, including new classrooms and the installation of 55′ fin whale skeleton, at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Image for <p>Employees of P.J. Hoerr, Inc. are making progress on the restoration work at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center. </p>

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Employees of P.J. Hoerr, Inc. are making progress on the restoration work at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center. 

Image for <p>Photos of progress being made inside the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center on Aug. 9, 2019.</p>

Friday, August 9, 2019

Photos of progress being made inside the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center on Aug. 9, 2019.

Image for <p>Aerial view of new windows being installed at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center. Photo courtesy of P.J. Hoerr, Inc., general contractor.</p><p><br/></p><p><a href="https://pjhoerr.com/blog/article/2019/08/knox-college-umbeck-science-and-mathematics-center---galesburg-il">View P.J. Hoerr’s construction blog</a> for more photos and videos.</p>

Friday, August 9, 2019

Aerial view of new windows being installed at the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center. Photo courtesy of P.J. Hoerr, Inc., general contractor.


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Image for <p>Knox College Umbeck Science Mathematics Center work on July 16, 2019.</p>

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Knox College Umbeck Science Mathematics Center work on July 16, 2019.

Image for <p>Interior renovation work continues at the Knox College Umbeck Science Mathematics Center on July 3, 2019.</p>

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Interior renovation work continues at the Knox College Umbeck Science Mathematics Center on July 3, 2019.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Fifty-one-foot steel beams are placed across the openings of the old lecture halls in the core of the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center. Video courtesy of P.J. Hoerr, Inc., general contractor. 

View P.J. Hoerr’s construction blog for more photos and videos.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Reassembly of the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center core begins. Video courtesy of P.J. Hoerr, Inc., general contractor.

View P.J. Hoerr’s construction blog for more photos and videos.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Demolition to the core of the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center is complete and works begins on creating openings for HVAC and electrical systems. Video courtesy of P.J. Hoerr, Inc., general contractor. 

View P.J. Hoerr’s construction blog for more photos and videos.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Watch demolition of the second floor of the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center. Video courtesy of P.J. Hoerr, Inc., general contractor. 

View P.J. Hoerr’s construction blog for more photos and videos.

Image for <p><b>Retro Cool: </b>According to the alumni magazine, the first words spoken in a formal class in the newly completed Science Mathematics Center in Feb 1971, were by Wayne Green, professor of physics: &ldquo;As you remember, we said Friday that pi was equal to&hellip;&rdquo;</p>

Friday, December 28, 2018

Retro Cool: According to the alumni magazine, the first words spoken in a formal class in the newly completed Science Mathematics Center in Feb 1971, were by Wayne Green, professor of physics: “As you remember, we said Friday that pi was equal to…”

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