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Throughout 2001-02, thousands of visitors to the Azusa Pacific website (www.apu.edu) followed the construction progress via webcams as two major projects were undertaken: the Duke Academic Complex and a new residence hall.

When the Duke Academic Complex is complete, it will add 58,926 square feet of interior space to West Campus. The existing building will be redesigned as a two-story structure, housing a 50,000-volume theology library, 12 smart classrooms with Internet access, 40 faculty offices, 6 seminar rooms, and a lecture hall. The construction phase of the work is scheduled for completion by the end of March 2003. Furnishing and moves will follow, with the entire phase occupied and functional for the fall 2003 semester.

The newest of APU’s residence halls will be the tallest building on the Azusa campus,
featuring 73-foot towers, providing the best campus view of the San Gabriel Mountains.

“The design intent for this residence hall was to take this project to a level beyond a simple building,” said Troy Aday, university architect and building designer, “to a level of architecture that supports and reflects Azusa Pacific’s mission statement.

“My hopes for the design is that it reflects the university’s goals and provides a place that not only responds to these needs, but also actively promotes and encourages those who experience it to build community, achieve academic excellence, and develop a Christian perspective of truth and life.”


Duke Academic Complex
• 58,926 square feet of interior
  space
• 2 stories tall
• 12 smart classrooms
• 40 faculty offices
• 6 seminar rooms
• 1 lecture hall

New Residence Hall
• 73-foot tall towers
• 5 stories tall
• 350 beds
• 10 prayer rooms
• 1 student lounge