Building For The Future

Candler BuildingNew facilities are critical to Candler's mission. Your gifts to the building program will provide state-of-the-art facilities to support teaching, research, community life, and spiritual formation.

Phase II of Candler's building project will add the Wesley Teaching Chapel and a new home for the Pitts Theology Library, recognized as the premier theological library in North America. The second building will extend to Rudolph Courtyard, which will be expanded to provide an outdoor pavilion. The two buildings, to be connected by a glass-enclosed atrium, will enhance what is known as Emory's religion corridor on the Quadrangle. Along with the resources of Candler and the Center for Ethics, the corridor includes Cannon Chapel, Emory's Graduate Division of Religion, and the Department of Religion in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

The cost of the two-phase building project is $58.5 million. Emory University is providing $28.5 million, while gifts from individuals, foundations, and churches are providing the balance. This generous support strengthens Candler's mission to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church's ministries in the world.

Giving Opportunities

The following giving levels are accompanied by naming opportunities. Review Emory's naming policies


Candler School of Theology / Ethics Center: $14.6 million*
Library: $14.6 million*


175-seat classroom, tiered seating: $750,000
100-seat classroom, flexible seating: $500,000
60-seat classroom: $250,000
25-seat distance-learning classroom/audiovisual equipment: $250,000
25-seat classroom: $100,000
Large group-study and seminar room: $50,000
Small group-study areas with LCD screens: $15,000 each

Public Spaces

Atrium on 3rd floor, entrance from Rudolph Courtyard: $1 million
Lobby/seating area on 3rd floor: $175,000
Lobby/seating areas on 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th floors: $150,000 each
Vestibules: $20,000-30,000 each


Entry lobby: Subscribed
Lecture hall and catering kitchen: $500,000
Exhibit area: $250,000
Lecture and exhibit lobby: $175,000
Special Collections reading room and vault: Subscribed
Information commons (media and reference services): $175,000
Information technology staff work area: $175,000
Scanning lab: $100,000
Circulation area: $75,000
Hospitality lobby at circulation area: $50,000
Research room for PhD students and visiting scholars: $50,000
Conference room: $50,000
Director's office: $50,000
Book processing room for loans, acquisitions, purchasing: $175,000
Staff break and work room: $25,000
Lockers for library staff and student workers: $175,00


Teaching chapel: Subscribed
Hospitality room in dean's suite: $250,000
Deans' reception area: $100,000
Dean's office: $100,000
Program reception areas: $50,000-100,000 each**
Faculty lounge: Subscribed
Staff lounge: $25,000
Conference room (admissions and student programming): $25,000
Faculty support suite: $25,000
Staff office: $10,000-15,000
Student life office: $7,500-10,000***
Student lockers: $7,500-10,000

*10 percent will establish an endowment to support the overhead and maintenance of the building.
**Admissions, development, and student programming.
***Assistant dean, spiritual director, writing tutor, intern student advisor.

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