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2019 Construction/Staging Map

University Union Basement Renovations

The demolition phase of the University Union project is complete and the contractor has begun the process of laying out new spaces and erecting metal wall studs. The project involves renovation of the "Undergrounds" or student activity/entertainment spaces including bowling, billiards, ping pong, Late Nite and other areas such as the bike repair shop and meal plan office. Work involves removing walls and installing glass storefront systems, new flooring, ceilings, lighting, restrooms and mechanical improvements. The project will create a more open, inviting space. Work is scheduled for completion in January 2020.

A project renovating 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 are some of the improvements that took place in this space.

Study area

University Union renovation 

Science 2 Renovation Phase 1

Windows are in place on the physics wing and three sides of the Science 2 tower. Wall framing, dry walling and mechanical rough-in work continues. A new roof is in place and installation of new HVAC equipment has begun. The contractor is also preparing the building exterior for mechanical panel installation. 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. 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 August 2020.

Engineering Building Renovation Phases 4&5

Electrical and HVAC installations have wrapped up on the first floor labs and east entry. New entrance steel is in place and walkway poured. Wall framing and mechanical, electrical and plumbing work is advancing on the second floor. Tile and plumbing work also continues on the second floor. Window replacement and metal panel installation is ongoing.

The project 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 in summer 2020.

Hinman Dining Hall Renovation

Hinman Dining HallThe contractor has installed fencing around the project site and will soon begin work on utility relocations that are needed to advance the project. There 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 summer 2021.

Cleveland Hall Renovation

The contractor is currently abating the upper two floors of Cleveland Hall. 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.

Work is underway and will be complete in August, 2020.

*Most of L lot has been taken off line for staging for both the dining hall and Cleveland renovations. Some ADA spaces are retained with new access off West Drive. In addition, a walkway was constructed to get pedestrians to/from the M lots to the main campus.

Renovations to 48 Corliss Avenue- Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Restoration of exterior concrete is complete. The steel tower structure for the addition/main entrance is also complete. Drywall is up in some areas and metal studs are in place on other floors with drywall to follow. The roof is complete and weather tight. Window frames are arriving and being installed.  Progress on installing mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure continues. 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 College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 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 spring 2021.

Corlissday  Lobby 


Pharmacy R&D Building

The facility will support School of Pharmacy research efforts and be connected to the SOP. The project will be bid in early 2020 with completion in late 2021.

Science 4 Renovation Phase 2

Design is about 90% 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. Construction is anticipated to begin toward the end of the year. Once underway, work is scheduled to be complete in summer 2021.

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. Work is expected to begin in spring 2020 and take about a year to complete.

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. This project is currently in the planning/design phase. Project completion is anticipated in fall 2024.


Last Updated: 11/19/19