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Harbor Walk

Posted by: Jennifer Stevens | December 4, 2013 | No Comment |


The College will begin renovation of the Rita Hollings Science Center and Physicians Auditorium in May 2014. The most effective and efficient way to accomplish this is to completely vacate the building. In order to accommodate the classrooms, labs, and faculty offices, the College has secured a lease for 45,000 square feet of swing space at Harbor Walk, formerly known as Fountain Walk. The space will also aid in the renovation of the Simons Center for the Arts, which is expected to begin early 2016. The lease is for seven years with the option to renew for an additional five years.

Harbor Walk is located at 360 Concord Street. The building is adjacent to the SC Aquarium and is located along the Cooper River.  Located less than one mile from the College’s downtown campus, it is within walking and biking distance. Bike racks will be available on site and the College is currently exploring opportunities to expand the bike share program. CARTA DASH, a free shuttle service that runs from the Aquarium to campus, is also available. The 210 line (yellow) picks up and drops off at the corner of St. Philip and Calhoun, and also at the corner of Wentworth and Coming. The stops are indicated by the numbers 3 and 4 on the map below. Shuttle times can be found on the CARTA website at www.ridecarta.com. The last pick-up at the Aquarium is 7:50 p.m.


The space at Harbor Walk will be upfitted between January and April 2014. The College plans to occupy the space in May 2014. Biology and Physics will be moving a portion of its faculty offices, classrooms, teaching labs, and faculty research labs into Harbor Walk. The Department of Computer Science will also relocate to Harbor Walk to take advantage of the building’s proximity to tech companies within Charleston’s Digital Corridor. With the move, space will be vacated in JC Long, which will be used for swing space by Physics faculty.


While the majority of needed swing space will be at Harbor Walk, other space has been secured at the South Carolina Research Authority on Meeting Street and some lab space at MUSC. The College is also exploring its options to temporarily relocate the vivarium and associated teaching/research spaces.

The School of Sciences and Mathematics is maximizing the utilization of the newer science building on Calhoun Street by creatively scheduling courses and temporarily repurposing some spaces.

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