Giving Opportunities - Facilities
Founders Hall- Arlington Campus
By Dave Andrews
The recent completion of the Arlington Campus’s Founders Hall gives [Mason] a prominent trophy piece that catches the eye of even the most oblivious pedestrian and represents a new milestone for Mason inside the beltway.
For years, the space was nothing more than a parking lot. That parking lot then became an enormous and seemingly bottomless crater in which the Founders Hall underground parking garage would be built. But now, seven stories of modern architecture tower over Fairfax Drive in the heart of Arlington, Va.
“It couldn’t be more different from the original building, which, as a former department store, could sometimes feel dark and cavernous,” says Ann Baker, senior associate dean for the School of Public Policy. “Having a building built specifically for the purpose of higher education, with a bright, open floor plan, makes this much more inviting and comfortable.”
Founders Hall is the product of more than six years of planning, designing and building. It boasts a 300-seat multipurpose auditorium, 438-seat library, 450-space parking garage, 35 classrooms and 256,000 square feet of office space.
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More Opportunities for Support:
Mason is in an unprecedented period of expansion. The new facilities going up on all Mason campuses will provide additional instructional and research spaces as well as needed administrative and residential spaces to keep up with growing enrollment.
While state funds cover much of the bricks-and-mortar expense of construction, private support is essential to turn on the lights and keep buildings operating. Naming opportunities remain for a number of facilities. Endowments for facilities vary but may be designated for buildings, schools, colleges, institutes, or portions of buildings or grounds. Contact the Office of University Development for more information
You Make A Better Mason
Your support is essential in building a strong future for George Mason University. While gifts to all areas of the university are needed and welcomed, there are a few areas where you as a donor can make a significant and immediate impact:
- Scholarship support for Mason students
- Faculty and staff excellence
- Maintaining and creating outstanding facilities
When you click below, you can designate your gift to the area that is most meaningful to you. Thank you for Supporting Mason!