Cornell University: CHE rededicates renovated Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

From its classic yellow Georgian Revival bricks to its equally iconic multi-colored glass sculpture, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) has always had a foundation that honors the past while blazing a path forward in research, industry and design.

Today dignitaries from around the College, University and the state helped rededicate a “new” MVR Hall for a new era, celebrating the completion of nearly two decades of improvements that resulted in LEED Gold Certification — including a special inclusive design credit — a new open flow and a building that showcases the interconnectedness of the Human Ecology community.

Rachel Dunifon, Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology, emceed the event held Friday afternoon in MVR’s sunny Belkin Courtyard and welcomed Cornell’s 14th President Martha E. Pollack.