Rowell Nursing & Allied Health Science Building

106 Carrigan Drive

Dedicated: 1972, The Architects Collaborative, architect

Vermont Construction Co., contractor

 
Rowell on the left and Given on the right
Photographer: Mary "Layne" Tharp
2007
Rowell on the left and Given on the right
Photographer: Unknown, ca. 1970
Permission Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, UVM

The Rowell Nursing & Allied Health Science Building was constructed of reinforced concrete block and brick.  The building attaches directly to the medical complex through Given.  Construction was funded by a $2 million grant from the State of Vermont and a $2.1 million grant from the federal government.  Rowell is four stories and contains 70,000 square feet of space. The building consolidated health programs that had been dispersed throughout the campus.[i]

The building was named to honor Lyman S. Rowell.  Rowell was a 1925 graduate of UVM and joined the faculty upon graduation.  He was head of the Zoology Department along with other administrative positions and served as President of UVM from 1966–1970.[ii]
 

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[i] Bulletin of the University of Vermont: Commentary, “New Nursing, Allied Health Science Facilities Named to Honor Former President Lyman S. Rowell,” May 1, 1972, Volume 69, Number 15.
[ii] Robert V. Daniels, The University of Vermont: The First Two Hundred Years (Hanover and London: University of Vermont, 1991) 212-213 and 243. 

Researched by: Mary "Layne" Tharp

graduate student, Historic Preservation Program, University of Vermont, 2007