Emily K Center Opens 7,500 Square Foot Expansion

November 5, 2021

On Friday, November 5, the Durham-based Emily Krzyzewski Center officially opened its 7,500 square foot building expansion. On-hand to cut the ribbon and officially open the facility were Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of Duke Men’s Basketball and Board Chair of the Emily K Center, as well as Center students, staff, and community members involved with the building’s construction.

“The facility expansion will transform the ways in which we can best serve students,” shared Emily K Center Executive Director Adam Eigenrauch. “With 50% more classroom space and seven new, dedicated one-on-one advising rooms, the impact of the expansion will be immediate.”

The facility expansion was made possible by the Center’s Game Changer Campaign, which raised $18.89 million to support Center operations, enhance educational programs, ensure long-term sustainability, and expand the facility. Mike and Mickie Krzyzewski led the campaign with a $3 million personal commitment, which represented their largest, single philanthropic gift ever. “The Emily K Center is incredibly important to my family and me. It is an honor to be able to cut the ribbon today and open this expansion. We cannot wait to see it filled with Durham students working hard to accomplish their college and career goals.”

The facility expansion, designed by Vines Architecture and built by CT Wilson Construction, provides 7,500 square feet of new space including two high tech classrooms, seven specially designed advising rooms, additional meeting space and offices, dedicated student gathering spaces and more. Durham students who attend the Emily K Center’s college access-focused programs will be able to start using the spaces immediately.