Our Space: The Renovated & Expanded Patricia A. Bartlett Building

Hilary Cummins

We are thrilled to be back in our home, the Patricia A. Bartlett Building. The renovation of our space would not have been possible without the generosity of our dedicated friends, particularly Patricia and Bruce Bartlett, along with the flexibility and support of our architects, contractors, campus colleagues, team, students, and families. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this project such a triumph.

Our benefactors, Patricia and Bruce Bartlett, have seen us grow throughout their 12-year relationship with our program. As they watched our enrollment increase and our space decrease, Pat said they felt compelled to do something that would enhance the way we deliver academic support to our students:

“Supporting the SALT Center gives us great satisfaction because we see the immediate results of our philanthropy. Nowhere else have we witnessed this kind of enthusiasm for student support and success.”

We were fortunate to have Gould Evans, architects of record, bring our vision for our renovated space to life. Working alongside JWR Burkel Construction, they said this project was unique: “It gives us such an amazing feeling to know that the spaces we create will have a positive impact on both students and team members at the SALT Center.”

Our new and improved spaces are providing incredible enhancements to our services. Students are already enjoying the new communal areas and educational technology. Student, Greg Merkel, says that the expanded tutoring space has made the biggest difference for him:

“With the increased space for tutoring appointments and studying, I will be able to utilize services more productively than in the past.”

The tutoring team has gained more than twice the square footage that they were operating in before, and they have been taking full advantage of the flexibility of our renovated tutoring areas. Tutor, Laura Barajas, says she loves the thoughtful layout of the Math & Science Lab:

“Students can work independently at single desks, or at the lab tables close to a tutor. It’s also convenient to have many resources close by, such as textbooks and the floor-toceiling whiteboard.”

We look forward to an exciting first semester in our new space, as well as many fruitful years to come.

Thank You

We would like to thank the programs in Bear Down Gym, UA Hillel, the Science and Engineering Library, Arid Lands, and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Old Main for opening their doors to our students and our team during construction.

More photos of our new space will soon be uploaded to our website.