Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State

In preparation for heavy construction activities scheduled to commence during summer semester, documents for the majority of these projects are currently being assembled to advertise for bidding to contractors. Across Kent State's eight campuses, here are the major facility and infrastructure improvements being administered by the Office of the University Architect:

Ongoing projects under construction:

  • Electrical Distribution Improvements
  • Power Plant Steam-Driven Chiller
  • Stopher/Johnson Residence Halls Replacement and Honors College
  • Trumbull Campus Theatre Stage Rigging

Contract awards pending:

  • Allerton Balcony/Stair Rehabilitation
  • Campus Environment and Operations Fuel Station
  • Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
  • Kent Campus Steam System Upgrades, Phase 2
  • Trumbull Campus Cooling Tower and Chiller Replacement
  • WKSU-FM Remote Repeaters Emergency Generators

Projects advertised for construction bids:

  • March 7: Baseball Field Improvements, Phase 2
  • March 8: Library Emergency Generator Replacement
  • March 14: East Liverpool Classroom Bldg. 1st fl. Interior Renovation
  • March 21: Residence Halls Plumbing Fixture Assemblies

Summer projects bidding this spring:

  • Bikeway and Sidewalk Improvements
  • Dix Stadium Toilet Room Mechanical and Electrical Systems Upgrade
  • Geauga Campus Classroom Building Interior Renovation
  • Ice Arena Boiler Replacement
  • Kent Student Center Ballroom Improvements
  • Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility
  • Michael Schwartz Center Glass Block Replacement
  • Stark Campus Dressler Rd./University Ave. Signage
  • Stark Campus Exterior Walkway Lighting
  • Stark Campus Library Lower Level Renovation
  • Stark Campus Main Hall Fire Alarm Upgrade
  • Stark Campus Student Parking Lot
  • The Portage: Horning Road to Loop Road Segment
  • Trumbull Campus Classroom Building Fire Alarm System Upgrade
  • Tuscarawas Campus Founders Hall and Science Tech Bldg. Interior Renovations
  • University Esplanade, Phase 3

Summer residence hall projects bidding this spring:

  • Allyn and Manchester Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
  • Leebrick Hall Toilet and Shower Room Rehabilitation
  • Small Group Phase 2 Fire Alarm Upgrades
  • Tri-Towers Rotunda Renovations for Design Studios

Summer roofing projects bidding this spring:

  • Allerton Building J Re-roof
  • Art Building Roof Replacement
  • Business Administration Bldg. Lecture Hall HVAC and Roof Replacement
  • Library 4th fl. Roof Replacement
  • Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center Roof Replacement, Phase 1
  • Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center South Portico Roof Replacement
  • Michael Schwartz Center Roof Rehabilitation
  • Music and Speech Center Roof Rehabilitation, Phase 1
  • Salem Campus Gymnasium Roof Replacem and Lobby Roof Replacement
  • Stockdale Roof Replacement

Projects under design:

  • Lake and Olson Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
  • Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation
  • Satterfield Hall Masonry Repairs
  • Smith Hall Coping and Concrete Repairs
  • Williams Hall Masonry Repairs

Fundraising campaigns underway:

  • Ashtabula Campus Health Science Building
  • Salem Campus Building Additions and Expansions
  • Tuscarawas Campus Performing Arts Center

Selecting design firm:

  • Kent Multimodal Transportation Center Planning Study

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 refer to this 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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