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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Questions? Answers?

Last week I told you that we met with representatives from more than 20 architectural firms who all seemed interested in bidding on our new building. They were given one week to submit questions about the project. I told you that after we reviewed the questions, we would be sending the answers out to all the bidders. So, are you ready to hear the answers we came up with? Okay, I will share them with you.

Dramatic pause.

I have no answers for you because there were no questions. Nothing. Nada. Not a single one. Can you hear the crickets chirping in the silence?

I'm sort of disappointed. I was geared up to offer answers to all manner of probing questions and ended up being left all by myself with nothing to show for my preparations. I guess that's good. It means we answered all their questions the first time we met with them. And yet, I still feel a need to answer questions about the building.

So, can you help me out here? Do you have any questions? I mean, questions about the new building? (I can't answer questions about just anything, you know. I know very little, for example, about Paris Hilton and I really don't want to answer any questions about the 2012 presidential race. I do know something about our plans for a new business building, however.)

Do you have questions about the building? If so, please leave your questions in the comment box below this blog post. I will answer them so all readers can see.

Ken Snyder


  1. Currently the Shingo Prize and Partners In Business are not in the business building. Will they have a place in the new business building?

  2. That's the plan - at least for now.

  3. Will there be any labs or other hands-on type rooms that allow students to put their skills to use? Will there be any club meeting rooms?

  4. It is hard to say at this point. We have to do "programming" for the building to decide what is needed -- and what we have space for. "Programming" is the next step -- it has to be completed before any designs can be done.

    We plan to form a student committee so students have input on their programming needs. We will work with the Business Council to form that committee.