Caitlin Rodgers, a sophomore interior design major, works on a class project in her apartment.
Renovation of Gould Hall will be delayed due to removal of disease and cancer-causing minerals called asbestos.
Students in the college of architecture will continue studio classes at an empty building on West Main Street. The building formerly housed a craft store.
The $27 million project, which began in summer 2008, will provide the college of architecture with approximately 108,000 square feet of space.
"I'm looking forward to working in the new building," said Caitlin Rodgers, a sophomore interior design major. "At the building on main, we share the room with another class. We have smaller desks and smaller space. It makes it harder to work efficiently."
Expected completion is set for 2011.