CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's recently renovated Sabin Hall will be formally rededicated at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 in Sabin 002. A reception and building tours will follow the ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.
The building, completed in 1914, was named the Training School and was the precursor to the Malcolm Price Laboratory School. In 1957, the building was renamed Henry Sabin Hall. The building underwent several upgrades and remodels over the years to reflect its changing function. In March 2008, The Board of Regents approved the complete renovation of Sabin. After two full years of demolition and reconstruction, Sabin reopened in January 2011 with state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs, streamlined offices and entirely new mechanical systems.
The current interior renovation locates classrooms on lower levels and offices of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences on upper levels, including the office of the dean, political science, social work, women's and gender studies and public policy programs.
The guiding principal for the design, construction and use of the building was sustainability, and the ultimate goal of the project is to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.