Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State


The Office of the University Architect is focused on designing projects that are scheduled for construction next spring and summer. Across Kent State's eight campuses, here are the major facility and infrastructure improvements being administered by the architect’s office:

Rehabilitation and expansion of Franklin Hall continues into 2006. Stay tuned to Construction Zone for updates on this project. Photo by Bob Christy
Rehabilitation and expansion of Franklin Hall continues into 2006. Stay tuned to Construction Zone for updates on this project. Photo by Bob Christy

Construction projects nearing completion:
Bowman Hall Chilled Water Plant
Bowman Hall Office Renovations
Library Electrical Distribution Upgrade
Stark Campus Strip Road Signage

Ongoing projects under construction:
Electrical Distribution Improvements
Power Plant Steam-Driven Chiller
Stopher and Johnson Residence Halls Replacement and Honors College
Trumbull Campus Theatre Stage Rigging

Contract awards pending:
Trumbull Campus Cooling Tower and Chiller Replacement

Projects advertised for construction bids:
Jan. 4:
Kent Campus Steam System Upgrades, Phase 2
Jan. 10: Franklin Hall Rehabilitation

Projects currently under design:
Ashtabula Campus Health Science Building
Business Administration Building Roof Repairs
Campus Environment and Operations Fueling Station
Dix Stadium Facilities Assessment
Ice Arena Boiler Replacement
Library Generator Replacement
MAC Center Roof Replacement, Phase 1
Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility
Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation
Salem Campus Building Additions and Expansions
Student Center Ballroom Improvements
The PORTAGE: Horning Road to Loop Road Segment
Tuscarawas Campus Performing Arts Center
University Esplanade, Phase 3

Selecting a construction management team:
Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation

Selecting design firms:
Geauga Campus Classroom Building Interior Renovation
Kent Multimodal Transportation Center Planning Study
Residence Services Bathroom/Shower Facilities Renovations
Roof Replacements, Multiple Buildings
Salem Campus Gymnasium Roof Replacement and Fascia Restoration

Detailed descriptions of each project can be found on the Office of the University Architect’s Web site.

For the latest updates on roadway and walkway closings due to construction, please reference the Construction Detours 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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