MacNaughton Hall Special Collections Research Center

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brick building built into side of hill

MacNaughton Hall, SU Photo & Imaging RS 8509

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Groundbreaking: May 18, 1996

Architect: Ayers/Saint/Gross, Baltimore, MD

Contractor: Hueber-Breuer, Inc.

Building Occupied: April 1998

Dedicated: September 25, 1998

Dedication Speaker: US Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Delaware)

Named for: Winifred R. (Thomas) MacNaughton - wife of Donald MacNaughton, Class of 1939 and College of Law class of 1948, who was president and CEO of Prudential Insurance Co. of America; sons Donald and David also graduates of SU

Cost: $12.5 million

Funding: $1.5 million donated by McNaughton Family; University fundraising campaign

Location: Adjacent to White Hall

Space: 57,000 square feet

Notes: Built as a result of a 1990 survey that found that SU College of Law community lacked adequate student workspace, seminar rooms, and moot courtrooms. The new building allowed for smaller classrooms and upgraded technology.

In 2014 the College of Law moved to the new Dineen Hall and the building was repurposed for other University uses.