The Board of Trustees approved the construction of a new building in the present Science Quad, and the consolidation of the departments of Biology, Physiology, Zoology, and Plant Science. Plans were also announced to build a wing on the southeast side of Avery Hall that would house two theaters, and to install an IBM 360 in the renovated laundry building located behind Main.

A consolidated department of biology moved into the Olmsted Hall of Biological Sciences in 1972, and the administrative computing center and its new mainframe were dedicated in 1967.  All but the façade of Avery Hall was razed to make way for the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, which opened in 2003.