Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State


Across Kent State's eight campuses, here are the major facility and infrastructure improvements administered by the Office of the University Architect:

Projects under construction:
Baseball Field Improvements, Phase 2, Bleachers and Clubhouse
C-Midway Parking Lot (nearing completion)
CE&O Fuel Station (nearing completion)
Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
Horning Road Bike/Hike Extension
Ice Arena Locker Room Expansion (nearing completion)
Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility
Stockdale Roof Replacement (nearing completion)


Photo by Gary Harwood

The 20,000 square foot addition and renovation of Franklin Hall is currently underway on the Kent Campus. The main building has been gutted, new rooms and offices have been framed in and drywall is going up. New windows are in and the roof is done. When completed the facility will be home to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

Contracts pending:
Clark and Fletcher Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
Korb Hall Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
Lake and Olson Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
The Portage: Horning Road to Loop Road Segment (via Portage Co. Engineers)

Projects bidding:
Feb. 1: Trumbull Sidewalk and Roadway Improvements
Feb. 6: Pre-Purchase Make-Up AHUs for Lake/Olson Toilet and Shower Room Renovations

Projects to be bidding soon:
Electrical Distribution Improvements 2007
Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation
The Portage: Hodgeman Lane to Dix Stadium Parking Lot
Re-Bidding: LCM Building Lab 232 Build-Out

Projects under design:
Ashtabula Health Science Building
Ashtabula Main Hall Parking Lot Renovations
Ashtabula Main Hall Restroom Renovations
Dix Stadium Renovations and Improvements
East Liverpool Boiler Replacement
Stark Fine Arts Building HVAC Upgrades, Phase 1
Stark Library Interior Renovations
Stark Main Hall AHU-1 Replacement
Stark Main Hall Fourth Floor Interior Renovations
White Hall Structural Renovations, Phase 2

Contracting with 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

Selecting design firm:
Geauga Parking Lot, Roadway and Lighting Renovations

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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