Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State


Spring and summer heavy construction activities are quickly approaching as project designs are being finalized and construction documents are being assembled to advertise for competitive bidding. Across Kent State's eight campuses, here are the major facility and infrastructure improvements administered by the Office of the University Architect:

A new Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility is under construction at the Kent State Golf Course. The 7,000 square-foot facility will include a putting green, sand trap area, heated stalls, men's and women's locker rooms and video room.
Photo by Jeff Glidden

A new Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility is under construction at the Kent State Golf Course. The 7,000 square-foot facility will include a putting green, sand trap area, heated stalls, men’s and women’s locker rooms and video room.
Projects under construction:
Baseball Field Improvements, Phase 2, Bleachers and Clubhouse
C-Midway Parking Lot (nearing completion)
Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
Horning Road Bike/Hike Extension (on-site in March)
Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility
Stockdale Roof Replacement (nearing completion)

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
Pre-Purchase Make-Up AHUs Lake and Olson Renovations
The Portage: Horning Road to Loop Road Segment (Portage Co. Engineers)
Trumbull Sidewalk and Roadway Improvements

Projects bidding:
Mar. 6
: Electrical Distribution Improvements 2007
Mar. 6: Michael Schwartz Center Glass Block Replacement, Phase 2
Mar. 8: Kent Elevator Jack Replacements

Projects to be bidding soon:
Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation
The Portage: Hodgeman Lane to Dix Stadium Parking Lot
White Hall Cyber CafÉ
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
Library 3rd. Floor Renovation Space for Marantz Collection
Library Special Collections Classroom and Processing Center
Stark Fine Arts Building HVAC Upgrades, Phase 1
Stark Library Interior Renovations
Stark Main Hall AHU-1 Replacement
Stark Main Hall 4th Fl. Interior Renovations
Tuscarawas Founder’s Hall Restroom Renovations
White Hall College of Education Student Services Offices
White Hall Structural Renovations, Phase 2

Contracting with design firms:
East Liverpool Campus Master Plan
Geauga Parking Lot, Roadway and Lighting Renovations
Kent Multimodal Transportation Planning Study
Music and Speech Center Renovations and Additions
Plaza Utility Tunnel Repair
State Library of Ohio, Renovations for the School of Library Science
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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