Day 2, Entry #4 with Craig Wedderspoon discussing the Bryce Hospital controversy and the University of Alabama.
The concepts that I have heard from administration here on campus is that some of the existing and historic buildings, such as the main building in the front of the property, will stay and be saved and restored, but to suit new purposes. Some ideas are that the main building is what will house the fine and performing arts center, housing galleries or an actual museum for art, among other arts related venues.
It is my personal hope that the Bryce campus can as well be considered for outdoor art walks, featuring sculpture, landscape, and various other visual and even functional aspects. That is of course, my personal thoughts…have not heard anything about such an outdoor venue for the Bryce property from any one else here on campus. That campus has such incredible potential for development beyond the visual and performing arts. I have as well heard thoughts about moving UA studios, shops, and labs to the perimeters of the now expanded campus, and focusing the inner campus on classrooms and lecture facilities. Seems like this would be a good time for me to look at the new version of the master plan.
That’s it for now.