Construction News

2023 Construction/Staging Map

Fieldhouse/multi-sport facility

Work is underway on the new Fieldhouse adjacent to the Baseball Stadium. The contractor is erecting steel on the site. This project will create a fieldhouse for multiple sport use including softball, soccer, lacrosse etc. It includes a ticket booth, restroom facilities and mechanical spaces along with some minor landscaping around the facility. It will be constructed adjacent to the Baseball stadium.

Charlene and Roger Kramer Welcome Center

Much of the exterior work has been completed.  Most of the remianing work on the Welcome Center will focus on completing the interior spaces. The facility is due to be completed in early 2024 and will provide a place for visitors to gather information and use restrooms. It will feature a number of seating areas and a place to get refreshments.

Charlene and Roger Kramer Welcome Center

Old Rafuse renovation

The contractor is concluding interior renovations. The project involved asbestos abatement, minor building demo, construction of new corridor walls, a new configuration of bathrooms for private use bathrooms, installation of new windows,  doors and lighting along with new paint and finishes. Work is scheduled for completion in fall 2023.

Old Rafuse renovation

Science 3, phase 1 renovation

The contractor has completed asbestos abatement and demo and construction of new spaces is underway. This critical maintenance project will renovate almost 45,000 sq. ft. of space in the middle portion of Science 3. Work entails gutting existing spaces and providing new laboratories, classrooms and offices. Electrical, plumbing, fire and mechanical systems will be upgraded. Subsequent phases will renovate the east and west portions of the building.

Science 3 renovation

Research Greenhouse project

A project to renovate elements of the research greenhouse is continuing The project involves cleaning and resealing the glass, replacing the siding and installing new fans, vents, shades and screening. Work is scheduled to wrap up in November.

Greenhouse renovation

Library third-floor renovations

The Library third floor renovation project continues to advance and the contractor completed work over the summer on the exterior stair tower so that the third floor will be connected to the stair tower. Additional crane operations took place as old mechanical equipment is replaced with new. A new generator was installed this summer. A variety of other tasks continues including wall framing, ductwork and installations of new mechanical system infrastructure.   Notifications for this project can be found here.

This project entails a complete gut and renovation of the Library South third floor including asbestos abatement and installation of new flooring, ceilings and lighting. Mechanical systems serving the area will be replaced/upgraded including air handlers and chiller. The energy management system will also be upgraded so energy systems can be better managed and costs reduced. The third floor will be connected to the existing south stair tower. Additional information about the project can be found here. The project is expected to be completed in September 2024.

Plaza deck pavers

High traffic, temperature fluctuations and rain have caused pavers on the plaza deck that connects the Universtiy Union, Engineering Building, Glenn G. Bartle Library and Technology Hub to become uneven in areas. Consultants made site visits in summer 2023 to gather information on existing conditions and present options for repair. Preliminary proposals call for renovations to take place over two summers beginning in summer 2024. Pedestrians are asked to avoid barricaded areas for the time being. Additional information will be shared once avaialable.

Pharmacy R&D building

Work at the Pharmacy R&D building is focused on interior finishes. The 18,000 square foot facility will support the research efforts of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The project will be complete in fall 2023.

Pharmacy R&D building

New Lecture Hall/Classroom Building

The University has received funding for a new Lecture Hall/Classroom facility. The new $60 million building will be located across from the Academic Complex. Design is underway with construction tentatively set to begin toward the end of 2024. The building will include one 300-seat lecture hall, one-180 seat lecture hall, one 100-seat active learning classroom, two learning studios, 23 general purpose classrooms in sizes varying from 20 to 75 seats, three computer classrooms and an Information Commons. More information is available here.