Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State

Construction remains very active during the weeks leading up to Fall Semester 2005.  Visit the Construction Detours page for the latest updates on roadway, walkway and parking lot closings.

Still under construction, the Stopher and Johnson residence halls replacement is scheduled to be completed next spring. Photo by Bob Christy
Still under construction, the Stopher and Johnson residence halls replacement is scheduled to be completed next spring. Photo by Bob Christy
Several summer construction projects are nearing completion prior to the start of fall semester, although associated landscaping will need to done during the fall planting season. Finishing these projects before the campus population increases this fall allows for the reopening of some of the walkways and parking lots that were closed this summer.

Across Kent State's eight campuses, here are the major facility and infrastructure improvement projects being administered by the Office of the University Architect:

Construction projects nearing completion:
Dix Stadium Artificial Turf Replacement
Geauga Campus Science Labs Renovations
Koonce Hall Toilet and Shower Room Rehabilitation
Michael Schwartz Center Auditorium Renovation
Parking Lot Sealing, Summer 2005
R-19 Parking Lot Expansion
Stark Campus Exterior Walkway Lighting
Stark Campus Pond Development
Stark Campus Student Parking Lot
Stockdale Steam Feed
University Esplanade
Verder and Prentice Halls Shower Room Renovations

Ongoing projects under construction:
Beall Hall Roof Replacement
Bowman Hall Chilled Water Plant
Cunningham Hall Laboratory Renovation
DeWeese Steam System Extension
East Liverpool Campus Classroom Building Interior Renovations
Electrical Distribution Improvements
Field Hockey Facility
Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
Ice Arena Lobby Flooring Replacement
Kent Hall Addition and Renovation
Library Electrical Distribution Upgrade
Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams’ Golf Course Driving Range
Satterfield Hall Renovations to 311 and 313
Stark Campus Strip Road Signage
Stopher and Johnson Residence Halls Replacement and Honors College
Student Center Additions and Renovations
Student Center Chilled Water System Expansion
The PORTAGE: Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge

Projects currently under design:
Ashtabula Campus Health Science Building
Bowman Hall Renovations to 106, 117 and 119
Ice Arena Boiler Replacement
MAC Center Portico Roof
Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility
Salem Campus Building Additions and Expansions
Trumbull Campus Theatre Stage Rigging

Selecting design firm for:
Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation

For detailed descriptions of each project, please reference the Office of the University Architect’s Web site.

Please contact Jacqueline Mest in the Office of the University Architect by calling 330-672-7992 for additional project information.

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