The founding—and continuing— mission of CASBS is to advance knowledge on major societal challenges. As our fellows and affiliates wrestle with this century’s greatest challenges, our physical infrastructure requires upgrading to match the ambition and scope of their work.
CASBS must provide appropriate space for the full range of projects and activities that we now carry out. While improving locations for individual reflection and opportunities for serendipitous interaction, we must also provide high-tech meeting rooms for group projects.
The CASBS site renovation will enable the Center to complement its enduring commitment to individual scholarship with new spaces for collaborative interactions. At a total cost of approximately $7 million, we can:
The Center must raise an additional $2.5 million by June 2019 to begin construction, with an expected completion timeline of one year. With generous support from our board members, CASBS already reached an important milestone, securing the $5 million needed to proceed with advanced planning for the site renovation. We invite all former CASBS scholars and friends of the Center to participate with as significant a gift as possible in pursuit of this once-in-a-generation goal.
“This visionary plan speaks directly to the core mission of CASBS — fostering creativity and innovation in the social and behavioral sciences. It does so by retaining the best of the past while at the same time offering a perfect home for newly emerging forms of collaborative research. Every former Fellow should want to support this initiative.”
Associate Director of CASBS 1983-2001
Acting Associate Director 2009-2010
All donors to the building project will be listed on the website per the gift levels below.
In addition, multiple naming opportunities are available on the renewed CASBS campus. Commitments of $100,000 and above may be met through multi-year pledges of up to five years.
|New Administration Building||$6,000,000|
|Main meeting room||$1,000,000
|Meeting room A||$250,000|
|Meeting room B||$250,000|
|Meeting room C||$150,000|
|Event Terrace (front right behind admin)||$500,000|
|Formal Public Garden (front left)||$500,000|
|Dining Terrace interior side||$1,000,000|