Weber State’s McKay Education Building to be transformed into renovated learning space

Construction is progressing on Weber State University’s McKay Education Building, which is undergoing a complete renovation to modernize and upgrade its teaching and learning spaces.

Originally built in 1972, the McKay Education Building is now being stripped to its frame and foundation. The rebuild will provide updated classrooms, new study spaces, increased natural light and roof-mounted solar panels. 

The renovation will also focus on creating more space for collaboration, including a digital media production lab and a makerspace called the Fabrication Lab. These rooms will provide tools for creating lesson plans and class materials. 

The Melba S. Lehner Children’s School, which is housed in the McKay Education Building, will receive a redesign to improve accessibility and student safety. New designated secure access for the Children’s School will increase security for both kids and their families. 

“The newly renovated McKay Education Building will provide a setting for innovative educational practices,” said Kristin Hadley, Moyes College of Education dean. “This building will enable our students to be prepared for their careers as effective professionals.”

During construction, many education classes are being held in the Swenson Building. College of Education faculty and staff offices are temporarily located in the Swenson Building or the modular portables located north of Dumke Center. 

The Melba S. Lehner Children’s School has been moved to the Child Development Center, 3329 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403, until renovations are complete. 

Construction is expected to be finished by December 2024.