Grinnell is going through a revamping of its facilities. Dedicated in 2008, the Noyce Science Center (named after Grinnell alum/inventor of the microchip Robert Noyce '49) is fully stocked. From a modern greenhouse on the top floor to nuclear research facilities, science majors never need to search for opportunities to experiment.
The next major project was the construction of the modern Harris Center. Most of the multicultural club offices, an art gallery, and the Grinnell radio station KDIC are in this building. New buildings have been built in a completely different style from that of Grinnell’s older Gothic architecture, and rather than the red and black brick stonework that decorates most of North and South Campus (there are few things that look cooler than gargoyles over the doors), a newer, more modern apparatus will line the walls of campus facilities and eateries. Even in Iowa, college campuses inevitably change with the times. Other campus hubs like the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center house everything from the Spencer Grill to the Crady Mail Room to the many many administrative facilities.