Winter Hall Dedication
Late on a sunny May day, President Gayle D. Beebe led a moving dedication ceremony for David K. Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics. Several hundred people, including trustees, donors, friends of the college and faculty, staff and students, joined in the celebration to honor President Emeritus David K. Winter and his wife, Helene. Former President Stan Gaede spoke briefly, noting the difficulties Westmont encountered in gaining approval for the building and the important role David Winter played in the process. President Emeritus Winter expressed appreciation for his wife, Helene, and recognized numerous people for their contributions to Westmont. The Winters unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of themselves that stands outside the entrance to the building. They also cut a ribbon to officially open the Helene Winter Garden. The U.S. Green Building Council has certified Winter Hall as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for its sustainable construction and energy-saving systems.
Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics
Location: Northwest of the Murchison Complex
Configuration: 44,000 SF; 3 levels
Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics, northwest of the Murchison Gym complex, is home to the offices, classrooms and laboratories for mathematics and computer science, physics and psychology. The top level has three office areas around a central atrium, one for each department. The offices are clustered around lounges designed for individual and group study. Each lounge opens on to a landscaped roof deck. Undulating Santa Barbara sandstone walls surround the middle level. The lower two levels contain classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories and research spaces for faculty and students.