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University Union Basement Renovations

There are two projects involving the University Union basement. The first project involved the Campus Mail Services area and was completed over the summer. The project involved demo of the existing space. New flooring, ceilings, lighting, counters, mailboxes and package unpacking counters.

The second project began in early August and will be complete in January 2020. It involves renovation of the "Undergrounds" or student activity/entertainment spaces including bowling, billiards, ping pong, Late Nite and other areas such as the the bike repair shop and meal plan office. Work will involve removing walls and installing glass storefront systems, new flooring, ceilings, lighting, restrooms and mechanical improvements. The project will create a more open, inviting space.

Study area

University Union renovation 

Science 2 Renovation Phase 1

Demo work of the Physics wing is complete. Rough-in work for mechanical systems has begun and some interior framming of new spaces is underway. The project will create  new undergraduate laboratories, classrooms and restrooms. The building exterior will take on an updated look with new windows and exterior mental paneling which will greatly improve energy efficiency.

The exterior work extends to the Science 2 tower where windows are being removed/replaced. Renovation of the tower's interior is in design. Tower work will include gutting spaces on floors three through eight with complete renovation of that space. A number of critical maintenance items will be addressed including asbestos abatement, new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. The exterior work and physics wing renovations will conclude in late 2020.

Engineering Building Renovation Phases 4&5

The Engineering Building has begun to take on a new look and contractors have installed new windows and are in the process of installing a new exterior skin for the building. Both of these activities will improve the buildings energy efficiency. The project also provides new offices, classrooms and restrooms throughout the facility. Upgrades are being made to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems serving the building as well.

The project entails a phased renovation of 66,000 square feet of space in the Engineering Building. Work will be complete at the end of 2020.

Paving Projects

A number of areas were paved during the summer.  The work included:

  • West Drive from the West Gym to the Academic Complex
  • The intersection of West Drive and Bunn Hill Access Road was re-configured and Bunn Hill Access was paved to Bearcat Boulevard
  • The bus stop on Bunn Hill Access was moved a little north closer to the McGuire Building and a speed table was installed at the pedestrian crossing to improve safety
  • The drive to Clearview Hall was paved
  • The drive to lot E1 and parking area at the Campus Pre School was paved
  • Parking lots M3 and  M4 were paved
  • The bus stop at Hillside Community was paved

Bearcat Sports Complex Electrical Upgrade

This project involves trenching along Bunn Hill Access Road to install new electrical service. The road is reduced to one lane in the outbound direction. Work is scheduled for completion in November.

Hinman Dining Hall Renovation

Hinman Dining HallThere will be a complete renovation of Hinman Dining Hall including a 26,500 sq. ft. addition. All interior spaces will be gutted and new interior space constructed. New electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment will be installed. The addition will be three floors and will house a new lounge, restrooms, program and retail space. The project involves a lot of site utility relocation that will impact the Hinman Quad and pedestrian paths in and around Hinman College. Work is expected to begin in late fall and be complete in fall 2020.

Cleveland Hall Renovation

This project involves asbestos abatement and demo and reconfiguration of all baths including six ADA accessible suite baths. Flooring will be removed and replaced. All windows and glass storefronts will be replaced with energy efficient systems. New building insulation will also be installed along with a new roof. Elevators will be replaced. Rooms will be painted and new lighting installed. HVAC systems will be upgraded and will include air conditioning. Electrical and plumbing infrastructure will also be updated.

It is anticipated that work will begin in the fall and be complete in June, 2020.

*Most of L lot will be taken off line for staging for both the dining hall and Cleveland renovations. Some ADA spaces will be retained with new access off West Drive. t In addition, temporary walkways were constructed to get pedestrians to/from the M lots to the main campus.

ITC Emergency Vehicle Access

An emergency vehicle drive was constructed on the east side of the ITC complex off the J lots.

Science 3 Chiller Replacement

New equipment is being installed in the mechanical room of Science 3. A new chiller will be placed on the roof of Science 3 this fall.

Upgrades in Residential Halls

New flooring was installed in the suites and the great room of Windham at Mountainview. At CIW, Mohawk's exterior was be refurbished. Boilers and hot water tanks were replaced at Hempstead and Keuka in the Hillside Community. Doors, tubs and flooring were also replaced in several Hillside buildings.

Renovations to Corliss Avenue

48 CorlissMajor structural restoration work is underway. The foundation for the building addition has been completed. Interior utility infrastructure and partition construction is in progress. The renovation of the first four floors will create classrooms, simulation labs, offices, advising and conference space, an information commons, food service and public space for the Decker School of Nursing. Work will be complete in late 2020.Design is complete for new programs that will be housed on floors five and six. This work is due to be complete in 2021.

Corlissday  Lobby 


Pharmacy Basement Facilities

Work is complete on a project in the basement of the School of Pharmacy to create office, conference and support space for University Police, Environmental Health and Safety and Information Technology. The facilities support the School of Pharmacy and other facilities at the Health Sciences campus.

Pharmacy R&D Building

The campus is working through the design and estimate process with the consultant. The facility will support School of Pharmacy research efforts and be connected to the SOP. Work is expected to begin in summer 2019 with completion in late 2021.

Science 4 Renovation Phase 2

Design is about 60% complete to renovate the west half of Science 4. Renovation of the east side was completed in 2018.  The project will involve installation of new mechanical systems for the west side of Science 4 and renovation of office space, laboratories, and support space. Design will continue through 2019 with construction anticipated to begin toward the end of the year.

Rehab Science Greenhouses

This critical maintenance project will reorganize the research layout of the greenhouses and create a new entrance. Window glazing panels/system will be replaced along with mechanical components including venting, cooling and water distribution systems.

Library Third Floor Renovations

This project entails a complete gut and renovation of 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 existing south stair tower.


Last Updated: 9/11/19