Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State


Heavy summer construction activities continue across Kent State's eight campuses. The major facility and infrastructure improvements administered by the Office of the University Architect are as follows:

Construction on Stopher and Johnson Halls is finishing up just in time for the Fall Semester 2006. Photo by Bob Christy
Construction on Stopher and Johnson Halls is finishing up just in time for the Fall 2006 semester. Photo by Bob Christy
Projects under construction:

  • Allerton Balcony/Stair Rehabilitation
  • Allerton Buildings G and H Deconstruction and Salvage
  • Allerton Buildings G and H Demolition
  • Allerton Building J Re-roof
  • Allyn, Manchester and Dunbar Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
  • Art Building Roof Replacement
  • Baseball Field Improvements, Phase 2, Bleacher Package  
  • Kent Student Center Ballroom Improvements
  • Business Administration Bldg. Lecture Hall HVAC and Roof Replacement
  • Dix Stadium Structural Repairs
  • Dix Stadium Toilet Room Mechanical and Electrical Systems Upgrade
  • East Liverpool Classroom Bldg. 1st Floor Interior Renovation
  • Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
  • Geauga Classroom Building Interior Renovation
  • Lake and Olson Halls Booster Pump Replacement
  • Leebrick Hall Toilet and Shower Room Rehabilitation
  • Library Emergency Generator Replacement
  • Library 4th Floor Roof Replacement
  • MAC Center Roof Replacements, Phase 1
  • Michael Schwartz Center Roof Rehabilitation
  • Music and Speech Center Roof Rehabilitation, Phase 1
  • Salem Gymnasium Roof Replacement and Fascia Restoration
  • Small Group Phase 2 Fire Alarm Upgrades
  • Stark Library Lower Level Renovation
  • Stark Main Hall Fire Alarm Upgrade
  • Stark Main Hall Plaza Renovations and Lobby Roof Replacement
  • Stark Student Parking Lot Resurfacing
  • Terrace Hall Deconstruction and Salvage
  • Terrace Hall Demolition
  • Trumbull Classroom Building Fire Alarm System Upgrade
  • Tuscarawas Selected Interior Renovations
  • University Esplanade, Phase 3
  • WKSU-FM Remote Repeaters Emergency Generators

Demolition of Terrace Hall began recently on the north Kent Campus. Photo by Bob Christy
Demolition of Terrace Hall began recently on the north Kent Campus. Photo by Bob Christy

Contracts pending:

  • Kent Campus C-Midway Parking Lot
  • Kent Campus Parking Lot Paving, Summer 2006
  • Library 4th Floor Air Handler Replacement
  • Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility
  • Michael Schwartz Center Glass Block Replacement
  • Tri-Towers Rotunda Renovations for Design Studios

Other projects to be bid soon:

  • Bikeway and Sidewalk Improvements
  • Stark Dressler Road/University Avenue Signage
  • Stark Exterior Walkway Lighting
  • The PORTAGE: Horning Road to Loop Road Segment

Projects under design:

  • Building Envelope Assessment
  • Clark and Fletcher Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
  • Ice Arena Locker Room Expansion
  • Lake and Olson Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
  • Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation

Fundraising campaigns underway:

  • Ashtabula Health Science Building
  • Salem Building Additions and Expansions

Requesting design firm qualifications:

  • Music and Speech Center Renovations and Additions
  • Trumbull Classroom Building Laboratory Renovations
  • Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
  • WKSU-FM Renovations and Additions Planning

Selecting design firms:
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 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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