The school also completed North Campus Plaza, which includes a lighted seating area and cafe.
By Mason Nesbitt
Over the years, The Master’s University’s business department has earned a sterling reputation.
This summer, the school equipped the Business Center with a grand entrance that represents the excellence that takes place within.
“We want to make a strong first impression when people look at our Business Center,” said Todd Kostjuk, TMU’s Vice President of Administration and CFO. “This is a place of serious academics, and we want students to understand that there are high expectations here and that they will be encouraged and challenged to give their best.”
The project involved upgrading the exterior facade of the Business Center, constructing a two-story grand entrance with a second-story patio and shade structure.
The construction was a highlight of numerous projects that took place across TMU’s campus this summer.
The school also completed the North Campus Plaza, which includes a lighted seating area, a garden and a small shop on the corner of the English and History Center that sells coffee and snacks.
“We have beautiful real estate out there, so we wanted to create a student space where they can hang out, have conversations and do their work,” Kostjuk said. The space features new tables and chairs and a garden designed by English professors Grant Horner and Esther Chua.
Close by, TMU updated the English and History Center’s largest classroom, EHC 100, providing the space with new carpet, paint and lighting so that it matches the design of other recently renovated classrooms.
Elsewhere, TMU renovated its lower cafeteria, The Trough, creating additional seating and enhancing the flow of traffic as students stop by for sandwiches, snacks and drinks.
TMU also upgraded off-campus apartment units at Oak Manor, installing new flooring and lighting in the units and smooth-coating the ceilings. A number of kitchens and bathrooms were also updated.
Earlier work around campus included renovations of the pool and of North Campus Lawn, where TMU constructed a broad walkway through the center of the grass to flow traffic better and to beautify the entrance to the campus’ academic center. The walkway is lined by light posts that bear the stonework commonly seen around campus. That’s by design.
“The administration wants a consistent design theme around campus of California Craftsman,” Kostjuk said. “We want that all to tie in, and we want to flow student traffic well. We want these spaces to be functional and to be beautiful in a timeless way. Additionally, we want areas that inspire higher learning and deeper thinking that is guided by the Scriptures, fostering excellence as part of our worship of Christ.”
Still in the works is a mechanical engineering building, a 1,600-square-foot, high-tech lab space that will sit behind the current engineering building, near the west entrance of campus. TMU is hoping to begin construction by the end of the year.
In all of its projects, TMU remains thankful to the Lord and to the donors He has provided. The school is especially thankful for its partnership with the John MacArthur Charitable Trust, through which the Lord has provided significant funding for many of the above projects.
The school is also grateful for the hard-working, committed team members at Master’s that oversaw the projects.
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