Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State


Here are the major facility and infrastructure improvements administered by the Office of the University Architect:

Workers pour a concrete floor in the addition to Franklin Hall Sept. 20. Work on Franklin, one of the oldest buildings on campus, continues as the School of Journalism and Mass Communication hopes to move into the building in 2008.

Projects under construction:

  • 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
  • Memorial Athletic and Convocation 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:

  • Oct. 16: Bikeway and Sidewalk Improvements
  • Re-Bidding: CE&O Fuel Station
  • Re-Bidding: LCM Building Lab 232 Build-Out

Other projects to be bid soon:

  • 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
  • Electrical Distribution Improvements 2007
  • Korb Hall 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

Contracting with design firm:

  • Kent Multimodal Transportation Planning Study

Selecting design firms:

  • Dix Stadium Renovations and Improvements
  • 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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