Grand Opening A Success!
Photo: Japp Haynes
The Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) officially opened its doors with an elaborate grand opening ceremony on Thursday, September 20. Presiding over the festivities was Cheryl Hitchcock, the University's VP of Institutional Advancement and Dallas Evans, MSU Board of Regent Chair. Speakers for the event included President David Wilson, Deans Mary Anne Akers, School of Architecture and Planning and Eugene DeLoatch, School of Engineering.
After the ribbon cutting, over 200 guests filled the new building for the time capsule ceremony which included words from graduate architecture student, Justin Graham. The time capsule will be reopened in 2067 as part of Morgan State University's bicentennial. For the joyous occasion, the Morgan State Marching Band and Cheerleaders were also present to rally the guests. The day concluded with tours of the various classrooms and labs. We want to thank all who were present and helped with making this a wonderful day to remember.
CBEIS is the home of the School of Architecture and Planning, the School of Engineering's Civil Engineering and Transportation Studies departments, and the National Transportation Center. The building was designed by the Freelon Group and Hord Coplan Macht and constructed by Barton Malow.
More photos of grand opening on Facebook.