Below are artistic renderings and descriptions of new spaces to be constructed with your gifts toward Avanti! Many of these spaces are available for naming. If you are interested in that information, please e-mail jfrcannounce@LUC.edu.
This state-of-the-art space will increase learning, living, and community spaces; house an experimental kitchen for culinary classes; utilize sustainable or “green” features; provide a multifunctional conference space; include a new chapel.
THE TURANO FOUNDATION FOYER
The main entry foyer, with its high ceilings and natural light, will provide a welcoming experience for students and visitors to the JFRC. The foyer will also serve as a reception area for events, adding to the JFRC's attractiveness as a venue for conferences and symposiums. [NOTE: This space has been named.]
This multipurpose space will enhance the JFRC’s programs and public visibility. This adaptable, flexible space will serve the undergraduate students and graduate programs, as well as allow the JFRC to host dynamic and high-profile symposiums and conferences.
This attractive venue occupies a prime location atop the new building. This bird’s-eye spot will provide lovely views of the campus and the surrounding area and will be an attractive event space for both JFRC events and visitors.
MARY KATE (JFRC ‘63–‘64) AND JOHN (MA ‘72) FELICE CHAPEL
A new chapel will be a welcoming and open space to support the faith life of the Rome Center community. [NOTE: This space has been named.]
RESIDENCE HALL - DORM ROOMS
The beautiful new residence hall will feature 24 student dorm rooms on the first and second levels of the building. These double rooms will provide the JFRC with much-needed increased student housing and give our students sleek and modern spaces for living.
RESIDENCE HALL - APARTMENTS
Apartments on the third floor will provide space for graduate students and visiting faculty and guests. The five, four-bed apartments will give the JFRC flexible living space for expanding academic programs and conferences. Additionally, two apartments will be for visiting alumni. Thanks to Sue Welch (JFRC ‘64-’65) and John Murphy (JFRC ‘64-’65) for their generous gift to name one of the apartments. Four additional apartments are available for naming.
CUCINA TERRY (KITCHEN)
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A new state-of-the-art cooking lab will provide our students with inspiration and equipment to fully embrace Italian culture through their keen culinary senses. [NOTE: This space has been named.]
This piazza will be the center of the JFRC campus. It will be a place for the entire Rome Center community to play, socialize, and celebrate.