Building boom heads
Trailers and fencing will take over the Valley parking lot
early next week as site-clearing gets under way on a
construction project that will add another physical piece
to Homewood's near-complete building jigsaw and transform
an asphalt expanse on the western edge of the campus into
a woodland setting.
The latest in a succession of major
capital projects, the new San Martin Center is an
expansive three-part facility that will sit in the Stoney
Run stream valley below San Martin Drive.
The main element of the center will be a
three-story, 79,000-square-foot structure built into the
side of the existing hill. It will be clad in variegated
brick, metal panels and copper shingles with an abundant
amount of glass, including several dramatic oversized
Business side of research to be
In an effort to streamline the ever-complicated business
end of Johns Hopkins' swelling research mass and also to
ensure compliance with regulations, the university has
recently launched a major divisional review of its
research administration practices.
James T. McGill, senior vice president
for finance and administration, has appointed a
nine-member steering committee that will oversee the work
of an eight-member research administration advisory group
and an outside consulting firm, Huron. The collective
ambition of the three groups is to identify the best
research accounting and reporting practices, both at Johns
Hopkins and elsewhere, and move the university toward a
fully automated system of managing and monitoring grants.
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