Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State

The following facility and infrastructure improvement projects are under way across Kent State's eight campuses. For detailed descriptions of each project, please reference the Office of the University Architect’s Web site at:

Phase one of the University Esplanade has opened to Hilltop Drive; installation of bollards and landscaping  in this section will be completed this spring. Phase two of the esplanade, to be constructed this summer, encompasses walkways from the west end of the Student Center to the west end of Bowman Hall. Photo by Jeff Glidden 

Kent Campus

  • Baseball Field Improvements
  • Bowman Chilled Water Plant
  • Cunningham Hall Laboratory Renovation
  • DeWeese Steam System Extension
  • Electrical Distribution Improvements
  • Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
  • Ice Arena Boiler Replacement
  • Kent Campus Parking Lot Sealing, Summer 2005
  • Kent Hall Addition and Renovation
  • Koonce Hall Toilet and Shower Room Rehabilitation
  • Library Electrical Distribution Upgrade
  • MACC Entry Roof
  • Michael Schwartz Center Auditorium Renovation
  • Music and Speech Center HVAC Improvements and Chiller Replacement
  • Stockdale Steam Feed
  • Stopher and Johnson Residence Halls Replacement and Honors College
  • Student Center Additions and Renovations
  • Student Center Chilled Water System Expansion
  • Summit Street Power Plant Cogeneration Turbine 2, Phase III
  • Terrace Drive Heating Plant Rehabilitation, Phase I
  • The PORTAGE: Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge
  • University Esplanade
  • White Hall Facade Repairs

Regional Campuses

  • Ashtabula Campus Health Science Building
  • East Liverpool Campus Classroom Building Interior Renovations
  • Geauga Campus Science Labs Renovations
  • Salem Campus Building Additions and Expansions
  • Stark Campus Center and Addition to the Fine Arts Building
  • Stark Campus Pond Development
  • Stark Campus Student Parking Lot
  • Trumbull Campus Medium Voltage Capacitor Bank
  • Trumbull Campus Stage Rigging

Please Note: Construction activities on these projects are ongoing. If construction activity on any of these projects impacts pedestrian or vehicular movement on the Kent Campus, information will be posted as a top news story on Kent State University's home page.

For additional construction information, please contact Jacqueline Mest in the Office of the University Architect by calling 330-672-7992.

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