Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State


On May 14, the intense, summer construction season begins across Kent State's eight campuses! Here are the major facility and infrastructure improvements that are currently being administered by the Office of the University Architect.

Construction on Franklin Hall continues this summer, with a projected completion date in fall 2007.

Construction on Franklin Hall continues this summer, with a projected completion date in fall 2007.

Projects under construction:
Clark and Fletcher Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations (pre-construction)
Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
Kent Elevator Jack Replacements (pre-construction)
Korb Hall Toilet and Shower Room Renovations (pre-construction)
Lake and Olson Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations (pre-construction)
Moulton Hall Data Room 305 Air Conditioning Upgrades
The Portage: Horning Road Bike/Hike Extension
The Portage: Horning Road to Loop Road Segment (Portage County Engineers)
Trumbull Sidewalk and Roadway Improvements (pre-construction)

Contracting for summer construction:
Additions to Medium Voltage Loop 7A
Ashtabula Main Hall Restroom Renovations
East Liverpool Classroom Building Boiler Plant Replacement
Michael Schwartz Center Glass Block Replacement, Phase 2
Michael Schwartz Center Renovations for Regional Development
The Portage: Hodgeman Lane to Dix Stadium
White Hall Cyber CafÉ

Projects bidding for summer construction:
May 1: Dix Stadium Renovations and Improvements
May 2: Kent 2007 Summer Lot Sealing
May 3: White Hall Student Services Renovations Suite 306
May 7: Ashtabula Health and Science Building
May 10: Kent 2007 Parking Lot Paving
May 10: Geauga Parking Lot, Roadway and Lighting Renovations
May 11: Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation
May 14: Art Building Partial Roof Replacement, Phase 2
May 14: Stockdale Building Masonry Restoration
May 15: LCM Building Lab 232 Build-Out
May 15: Kent Parking Lot and Roadway Milling, Repair and Paving
May 17: Stark Main Hall 4th Floor Office Renovations

Projects to be bid soon:
Ashtabula Main Hall Parking Lot Renovations
East Liverpool Classroom Building Renovation, Phase 2
Library 2nd. Floor Alterations
Library 3rd.Floor Renovation Space for Marantz Collection
Library Special Collections Classroom and Processing Center
Merrill Hall Roof Replacement
Salem Parking Lot Milling, Repair and Paving
Stark Main Hall AHU-1 Replacement
Trumbull Classroom Building Laboratory Renovations
Tuscarawas Founder’s Hall Restroom Renovations

Projects under design:
East Liverpool Campus Master Plan
Kent Multimodal Transportation Planning Study
Merrill Hall Chilled Water Study
Music and Speech Center Renovations and Additions
Plaza Utility Tunnel Repair
Stark Library Interior Renovations
State Library of Ohio, Renovations for School of Library Science
Taylor Hall 1st. Floor Roof Conversion
Taylor Hall 1st. Floor Renovations for Architecture and Communications Studies
Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
White Hall Structural Renovations, Phase 2
WKSU Broadcast Center 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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