Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Anderson Hall, 1961
|At a cost of $1.5 million, Tufts University erected Anderson Hall, a facility of the Tufts College of Engineering, in 1961.The building was named for Arthur J. Anderson, E1912, H1943, a former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Tufts University. Containing classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices, lounges and a library for the civil, mechanical and engineering graphics departments, the building also included an area designated for a future computer center. The project was financed through the Engineering Building Fund, which received contributions from sixty percent of the school's engineering graduates.|
Inside the building, a number of areas were named for notable Tuftonians and benefactors of the project, including the Charles P. Atwood Memorial Laboratory, the Vannevar Bush Computation Center, the Carol Rabb Goldberg Classroom, the Richard H. Lufkin Memorial Engineering Library, the Henry L. Vose Drafting Room, the Frank B. Sanborn Memorial Offices, the Henry B. Burden Lounge, and several classrooms given by alumni classes.
As of 2000, Anderson Hall continues to be used by the School of Engineering as one of its four core facilities on the Medford campus.
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