Curry School of Education
Bavaro Hall and Renovation of Ruffner Hall
With the completion of Bavaro Hall in summer 2010, the Curry School of Education is now represented by a
facility that reflects Mr. Jefferson’s architectural heritage and speaks to the increasing national stature of the Curry School in the University, the state, and the nation.
Enmpassing just shy of 65,000 square feet, Bavaro Hall nearly doubles the school’s work space and enables it to house education research scientists and students, many of whom formerly conducting their research,
teaching, and outreach work in off-Grounds locations.
We are one last step away from making Bavaro Hall the home for our students and faculty it was intended to be. This beautiful building was designed more than six years ago, and technology has outpaced our original vision. To be used to its fullest potential, Bavaro needs a dedicated budget for improvements and ongoing maintenances. The building needs the technology upgrades and conference room reconfiguration that will increase Bavaro’s functionality. It also needs inviting finishing touches, such as patio furnishings and artwork, which will attract Curry students to community spaces.
The $37 million construction cost was funded primarily through philanthropic gifts from Curry’s generous supporters, including a $22 million leadership gift from Daniel M. Meyers.
Mr. Meyers named the building in honor of his mentor, Anthony “Wally” D. Bavaro, a teacher for 42 years in the Boston area. Mr. Meyers called Bavaro “an extraordinary guy” and one whose memory would inspire Curry faculty and students for decades to come.
Ruffner Hall, part of the Curry School Grounds, will begin an 18-month renovation in early 2013. To read more about the renovation, visit the Curry School’s blog, Renovating the Ruff.