Topping Off Ceremony held at Brown Hall Replacement Building. The building is designed to have several specialty spaces including a gallery and museum (history of Brown Hall), 24-hour study lounge, lobby amphitheater with performance space, classroom of the future, outdoor classroom, business electronic classroom, scale-up classrooms, greenroom, TV studio and more.
owner and founder of S.B. Ballard Construction
If you have been on the NSU campus recently, you have noticed the construction going on at Brown Hall. The Brown Hall Replacement project is a three-story, 154,000 square-foot classroom, performing arts and office building. It will be the new home for the College of Liberal Arts. On the morning of Tuesday, July 5, the building’s contractor S.B. Ballard Construction Company and University officials staged a “topping off” ceremony on the site. According to Steve Ballard, owner and founder of S.B. Ballard Construction, the topping off ceremony marks the time when the main structure is complete. University officials, contractors and invited guests also get the opportunity to sign a steel beam that becomes a permanent part of the building. “All the steel is set and the concrete is down,” said Ballard during an interview for Spartan Life Radio on WNSB 91.1 FM. The new academic building sits south of the existing Brown Hall, completing the main Quad that is ringed by the new library, student center, student services building and the Nursing and General Education Building. The architects, WPA, have recreated the original clock tower entry which keeps the Corprew Avenue entrance directly in-line with the original entrance making a connection from Corprew Avenue to the main quad.