The Westminster Theological Seminary, established in 1929, has submitted their application to construct 5 additional buildings and a parking area on their 15 acre campus. The Cheltenham Township Planning Commission will review the seminary’s land development application for 2960 Church Road, this Monday evening, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Th idea emerged back in 2013 when Westminster Theological Seminary received a pledge that the WTS’s website states was to be be utilized for a new “much needed academic building” in replacement of the current Van Til Hall. This motivated additional donors to step forward which led to their next step of hiring Ayers Saint Gross, a nationally renowned design firm.
Ayers Saint Gross designed an innovative campus plan that reflected Westminster’s mission to train students to serve in the global church in the 21st century. This includes updating the classrooms and campus infrastructure, creating collaborative learning spaces, and improving circulation for pedestrians and vehicles. Four new dormitories will be added as well as a new academic building/chapel complex, an addition to the library, and a renovation of Machen Hall.