Capital Projects Capital Projects DR. MIRIAM AND SHELDON G. ADELSON MEDICAL SCIENCES BUILDING The 6,000 m2 (65,000 ft2) building will house the Adelson Medical School, as well as the other departments of the Faculty of Health Sciences, including Physical Therapy, Health Systems Management, Nutrition, Communication Disorders, Occupational Therapy and Nursing. THE MOTOVICH CENTER FOR JEWISH HERITAGE The 4-story 6,000 m2 (65,000 ft2) Motovich Center for Jewish Heritage building is located on the Central Plaza of the campus. The building will include the Central Synagogue with a capacity of 500 seats, as well as classes and seminars on subjects of Jewish and Zionist interest THE HELMSLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER The 6,000 m2 (65,000 ft2) Helmsley Regional Medical Center, is located adjacent to the Adelson Medical Sciences Building on campus. It will provide emergency, medical and surgical services to Ariel and all surrounding communities, and will house university clinics for occupational therapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation, communication disorders, dental services and others THE SAMUEL ABA AND SISEL KLURMAN AMPHITHEATER The amphitheater is situated on the northern side of the Central Plaza of the campus, overlooking the breathtaking panoramic biblical landscape of the Samaria hills and the Mount of Blessing. The amphitheater will seat over 1,500 people, providing a unique venue for large outdoor events, concerts and gatherings. Names of university donors will be integrated in the stone fence at the upper entrance to the amphitheater. THE GATEWAY BUILDING The Gateway Building is a modern 5,200 m2 (56,000 ft2) edifice, with modern auditoriums, fully equipped interactive classrooms, conference rooms and a faculty lounge. It opens onto one of the university’s main squares, where hundreds of students congregate between classes. NATURAL SCIENCECOMPLEX The new 8,900 m2 (96,000 ft2) Natural Sciences Complex will consist of three interconnecting buildings which will include laboratories, seminar rooms, auditoriums, classrooms, offices and a cafeteria. It will house facilities for the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. EXTENSION OF THE MOSKOWITZ SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION BUILDING The building is home to the Moskowitz School of Communication for the study of New Media Communication, Television and Film, Radio, Journalism, Strategic Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. Adding a floor to the existing building will provide an additional 1,000 m2 (10,500 ft2) for more classrooms, television studios, radio stations and editing rooms. THE SCHLESINGER CENTER FOR COMPACT ACCELERATORS AND RADIATION SOURCES (FEL) RESEARCH The Schlesinger Center is a national research center that attracts a wide community of researchers, providing them unique facilities for technologically advanced scientific research. The FEL building that houses the Schlesinger Center requires an extension of two floors, which will add 2,300 m2 (25,000 ft2) THE ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE BUILDING The 9,000m2 (97,000 ft2) Archaeology Institute Building will provide classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories and large processing and storage areas for the findings collected at the Institute's excavation sites. THE STUDENT CENTER The 4,800 m2 (50,000 ft2) Student Center will cater to the administrative, social and welfare needs of students. It will house a food court, a copy and print shop, a small movie theater, a bank, recreational activities center and other commercial and academic services geared towards the students’ needs. THE ACADEMIC HI-TECH PARK The Hi-Tech Park, which will be built over an area of 20,000 m2 215,000 ft2), is destined to become a conveniently-located outlet for developing new ideas for collaboration between new technologies coming from research at Ariel University and industry. THE SAMSON FAMILY WINE RESEARCH CENTER The Center is developing new technologies for wine production. Scientists have identified several varieties of native Israeli grapes that were lost since biblical times, and are now cultivating them to reproduce wines of the ancient world. Stage 1 will measure 2,500m2 (27,000 ft2). A 2,500 m2 extension will be added in Stage 2. THE MAIN PLAZA The focal point of the university will be the Main Plaza around which several prominent university buildings will be located, including the Motovich Center for Jewish Heritage, the Samuel Aba and Sisel Klurman Amphitheater, the Library, the Senate, the Student Center, a Museum and a Visitors’ Center. DORMITORIES Ariel is a “university town”. To meet the high demand for modern student dormitories, 34 buildings with a capacity of 8,000 beds are being built, divided into 3 clusters: East Complex, Central Complex, and West Complex (for PhD students and junior faculty. They stretch over an area of 70,000 m2 (750,000 ft2). SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING The 8,400 m2 (90,000 ft2) 5-story Social Sciences Building will house Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, Liberal Arts, Political Science, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Economics & Business Administration and Management. The building will have 7 modern auditoriums with 170 seats each, classrooms and offices for staff and faculty. THE MAIN AUDITORIUM The 800 m2 (8,600 ft2) Main Auditorium will have a seating capacity of 500. It will be located near the Main Plaza, adjacent to the building of the School of Architecture and the Library. GRADUATE STUDENT RESIDENCE COMPLEX To help graduate students juggling studies and raising young families, AU is building on-campus housing for PhD students and junior faculty. The 5-building complex will be built on an area of 26,000m2 (85,000 ft2), with over 300 apartments (2, 3 and 4 rooms), with a commercial center, daycare center, resident parking and a park. THE LIBRARY Aside from housing collections, databases, archives, classrooms and group study areas, Stage 1 - 9,000 m2, (97,000 ft2) of this architecturally impressive 4-story structure integrates various other facilities, including the Ruth and Conrad Morris Medical Simulation Center, the Cyber Technologies Center, the “Smart Classroom” and the Beit Shalom Synagogue. Its unique exterior stone and glass facade enables natural lighting to illuminate the interior. THE LIBRARY EXTENSION Stages 2 and 3 of the building will be built in two additional wings of 6,200 m2 (67,000 ft2) each, providing another 12,400 m2 of floor space (135,000 ft2).