Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State


Heavy summer construction activities are impacting pedestrian and vehicular movement across the Kent Campus. Roadway, walkway and parking lot closings are posted and continually updated on the Construction Detours page.

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

Projects under construction on the Kent Campus:
Bowman Hall Chilled Water Plant
Cunningham Hall Laboratory Renovation
Dix Stadium Artificial Turf Replacement
Electrical Distribution Improvements
Ice Arena Lobby Flooring Replacement
Kent Hall Addition and Renovation
Koonce Hall Toilet and Shower Room Rehabilitation
Library Electrical Distribution Upgrade
Michael Schwartz Center Auditorium Renovation
Parking Lot Sealing, Summer 2005
R-19 Parking Lot Expansion
Satterfield Hall Renovations to 311 and 313
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
The PORTAGE: Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge
University Esplanade
Verder and Prentice Halls Shower Room Renovations
Tom Welsh, senior vice president of External Affairs for FirstEnergy Corporation, Alina Martinet, WKYC's director of Community Relations, President Carol A. Cartwright and Journalism and Mass Communication Director Jeff Fruit pose for photos following the groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of Franklin Hall.
Tom Welsh, senior vice president of external affairs for FirstEnergy Corporation, Alina Martinet, WKYC’s director of community relations, President Carol A. Cartwright and Journalism and Mass Communication Director Jeff Fruit pose for photos following the "groundbreaking" ceremony for the renovation of Franklin Hall.  Photo by Jeff Glidden

Projects under construction on the Regional Campuses:
East Liverpool Campus Classroom Building Interior Renovations
Geauga Campus Science Labs Renovations
Stark Campus Center and Addition to the Fine Arts Building
Stark Campus Pond Development
Stark Campus Strip Road Signage
Stark Campus Student Parking Lot
Trumbull Campus Medium Voltage Capacitor Bank

Construction contract awards pending:
Kent Campus Field Hockey Facility
Kent Campus Franklin Hall Rehabilitation

Projects advertised for construction bids:
July 7: Stark Campus Exterior Walkway Lighting
July 11: Kent Campus Golf Course Driving Range
Re-Bid: Kent Campus DeWeese Steam System Extension

Projects currently under design:
Ashtabula Campus Health Science Building
Kent Campus Bowman Hall Office Renovations
Kent Campus Golf Course Training Facility and Driving Range
Kent Campus Ice Arena Boiler Replacement
Kent Campus MAC Center Portico Roof
Salem Campus Building Additions and Expansions
Trumbull Campus Stage Rigging

For additional information about these projects, please contact Jacqueline Mest in the Office of the University Architect at 330-672-7992.

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