April 16, 2014
Rettner Fund supports River Campus renovation, preservation
With a particular focus on revitalizing the Eastman Quadrangle’s historic academic buildings and spaces, University Trustee Ronald Rettner has established the Ronald Rettner Campus Improvement Fund. Beginning this summer, the fund will initiate a multifloor renovation of Morey Hall, which connects to Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation. Most notable is a renovation of the hall’s main lobby and corridor. Rettner has worked with University architects and designers to create a warm, open design that includes a new multifunctional space for events and meetings, and cosmetic updates will add comfort and vibrancy. He emphasizes that the project will protect the building’s existing beauty, including preserving its terrazzo flooring and enhancing its woodwork. Facilities are a priority of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester and constitute $120 million of the Campaign’s overall $1.2 billion goal.