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Schofield exterior renovation to run August-December

| Mike Rindo

The oldest building on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus will undergo a complete exterior renovation beginning Monday, Aug. 17. 

The project will replace all windows, exterior doors, skylights, parapet cap, and the north entrance steps and ADA entrance ramp to the building. 

In addition, the project will repair damaged brickwork and clean the entire exterior of the building, including the courtyard.

Schofield Hall was constructed in 1915 as the Eau Claire State Normal School. Until the early 1950s, it housed all university functions: classroom instruction, library, physical education, cultural events (in Schofield Auditorium) and administration. In recent decades, Schofield Hall has served as the university's primary administration building. 

Schofield Hall is listed on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places, and the exterior renovation will utilize windows and doors that closely reflect the original design of the building. 

The exterior renovation project is scheduled to be completed in December. The $2.3 million project is being paid for by State of Wisconsin building improvement funds.  

For more information contact Mike Rindo, assistant chancellor for facilities and university relations, at 715-836-4742 or