Campus blazes onward and upward

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oct6 optometry retro insideIn 1974, construction was underway on the steel structure that would eventually house the School of Optometry, dedicated Sept. 12, 1975, and renamed the Henry B. Peters Building in 1994 to honor the school’s founding dean. In this view looking east from Volker Hall, the Statue of Hippocrates, now housed in the ground-floor lobby of the expanded Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, is visible in its original courtyard location.

Forty-six years later, construction continues on campus, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. UAB continues to implement its Campus Master Plan through new facilities and renovations to enhance instruction, research, technology and student life. Some are complete, some under construction and others are in planning stages. These include blooming green spaces and art installations, a new home for the Honors College, renovations to existing buildings, Residence Hall 2020, the Technology Innovation Center, a clubhouse for UAB Baseball and UAB Softball and the Science and Engineering Complex. Read more about nine spaces transforming UAB’s campus in the UAB Reporter.