Restore and Improve Breuer Buildings While the Collegeville Institute has been mostly closed to guests this year, the Board of Directors saw an opportunity to invest in our post-pandemic future. In January 2021, they voted unanimously to begin renovations on our 54-year-old facilities. Currently, the Collegeville Institute is in Phase Two of this project. Beautiful and accommodating lodging create an atmosphere of inspiration and well-being for our guests and enable us to be an inviting destination for thought leaders now and into the future. We invite you to support this investment in the future of the Collegeville Institute by making a financial contribution now. In our comprehensive campaign, we seek to raise $1.5 million to fund the building renovations. MAKE A GIFT TODAY Project Details Historic Photos The renovations to the Collegeville Institute’s historic facilities will maintain the original vision of renowned architect Marcel Breuer, but also to bring our facilities into the 21st-century. Architect Marcel Breuer Collegeville Institute elevations Architectural drawings of the Collegeville Institute Construction begins in 1967 View of lake from CI apartment Original apartment kitchen in 1968 Learn more about Breuer architecture at the Collegeville InstituteDownload Renovations: Phase One The first phase, major apartment renovations of kitchens and bathrooms, was completed in late spring 2021. Prepping the apartments for painting Painting in the apartment living rooms Painting in the apartment bedrooms Original fireplaces have been carefully preserved Gutting the bathrooms Kitchen rehab begins Kitchen appliances and counters removed Apartment kitchens are gutted New kitchen tile installed New bathroom sinks and showers Kitchen counters installed New bathroom tile Kitchen cupboards installed New apartment showers Final kitchen walk-through Kitchen sink and counters Finished kitchen Kitchen cabinet doors Renovations: Phase Two Currently, the renovation project is in Phase Two, in which the apartments’ oak parquet floors are sanded and refinished, furniture replaced, and appointments (lights, rugs, curtains, kitchen utensils, etc.) replaced. This phase will be completed by the end of 2021. Supplies and furnishings in the Butler Center Supplies and furnishings in the Butler Center Preparing apartments for occupancy Elisa Schneider uploads apartment furnishings New apartment couches and pillows New mattresses delivered New rugs, coffee tables, and lamps Window blinds New blinds installed in apartments Custom built-in bedroom benches installed Couches delivered to apartments Living room with furniture Coffee ready for scholars Living room coffee table, chairs, and lamp Apartment kitchens are ready Renovations: Phase Three In the third phase, the Collegeville Institute’s meeting and office building, the Butler Center, will be renovated and made ADA accessible. At the same time one apartment (not fully renovated during phase 1) will also be made ADA accessible. Panorama View Click on the panoramic photos below to view the Collegeville Institute apartments in late 2020 prior to renovation. MAKE A GIFT TODAY Attention to the form and beauty of our facilities contributes significantly to the hospitality for which the Collegeville Institute is so well known. Do you have questions? Contact Amy Fistler, Director of Development,directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at 651-353-6941.