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CASBS Site Renovation

Join Us in Building CASBS for the Future

Aerial View of CASBS

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.

Preserving the Past — Engaging the Future

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:

  • reconstruct the interior of the building now housing the library to accommodate three flexible collaborative spaces
  • adapt the interior of the administrative building to house the Ralph Tyler Collection, plus a private reading room/meeting space
  • add a new administrative building near the current front entrance, allowing individual studies currently occupied by staff to benefit the fellows program
  • refurbish the dining room so it can serve as a more inviting and useful commons
  • create a multi-use courtyard between the new building and dining room
     

Click Here to View an Architectural Drawing of the Site Changes

The Remaining Goal

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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.

 

There are two ways that you can make a gift to the CASBS site renovation:

  • Send a check, payable to Stanford University, to CASBS with an accompanying note specifying that the gift is designated for the CASBS Building Gift Fund.
  • Make your gift online with a credit card. Click the green "Give to CASBS Now" button found above and below on this web page. When you encounter the "Special Instructions/Other Designation" box, please enter "CASBS Building Gift Fund.”

Give to CASBS Now

“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.”

Bob Scott
Associate Director of CASBS 1983-2001
Acting Associate Director 2009-2010
 

 

Gift Opportunities

All donors to the building project will be listed on the website per the gift levels below.

  • $50,000 - 99,999
  • $10,000 - 49,999
  • $5,000 - 9,999
  • $1,000 - 4,999
  • up to $999

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
(reserved)
Wilson Lounge $200,000
Meeting room A $250,000
Meeting room B $250,000
Meeting room C $150,000
Dining Room $1,000,000
Event Terrace (front right behind admin) $500,000
Formal Public Garden (front left) $500,000
Dining Terrace interior side $1,000,000
Contemplative Garden $500,000
Individual Studies $100,000