Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State

Another busy summer construction season is concluding 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 Franklin Hall continues this fall with completion projected for fall 2007.
Construction at Franklin Hall on the Kent Campus continues this fall with completion projected for fall 2007.
Photo by Bob Christy
Projects completed this summer:
Allerton Balcony/Stair Rehabilitation
Allerton Buildings G and H Deconstruction and Salvage
Allerton Building J Re-roof
Allyn, Manchester and Dunbar Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
Art Building Roof Replacement
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
Geauga Classroom Building Interior Renovation
Lake and Olson Halls Booster Pump Replacement
Leebrick Hall Toilet and Shower Room Rehabilitation
Library Emergency Generator Replacement
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

Projects continuing this fall:
Allerton Buildings G and H Demolition
Baseball Field Improvements, Phase 2, Bleachers and Clubhouse
Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
Kent Campus C-Midway Parking Lot
Kent Student Center Ballroom Improvements
Library 4th Floor Air Handler Replacement
Library 4th Floor Roof Replacement
MAC Center Roof Replacements, Phase 1
Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility
Michael Schwartz Center Glass Block Replacement
Michael Schwartz Center Roof Rehabilitation
Music and Speech Center Roof Rehabilitation, Phase 1
Stockdale Roof Replacement
Tri-Towers Rotunda Renovations for Design Studios
WKSU-FM Remote Repeaters Emergency Generators

Contracts pending:
Ice Arena Locker Room Expansion

Projects advertised for bidding:
Aug. 29: LCM Building Lab 232 Build-Out

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
Trumbull Sidewalk and Roadway Improvements

Projects under design:
Building Envelope Assessment
Clark and Fletcher Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
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:
Dix Stadium Renovations and Improvements

Selecting design firms:
Kent Multimodal Transportation Planning Study
Music and Speech Center Renovations and Additions
Trumbull Classroom Building Laboratory Renovations
Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
WKSU-FM Renovations and Additions Planning

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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