Construction Zone: Updates on Projects and Closings at Kent State Campuses

Although summer construction season is over, several improvement projects continue, while others will commence this fall.

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

Projects completed this summer:
Ashtabula Main Hall Restroom Renovations
Clark and Fletcher Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
Geauga Parking Lot, Roadway and Lighting Renovations
Kent Elevator Jack Replacements
Kent 2007 Parking Lot Paving
Kent 2007 Summer Lot Sealing
Kent Parking Lot and Roadway Milling, Repair and Paving
Korb Hall Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
Lake and Olson Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
Michael Schwartz Center Renovations for Regional Development
Stark Main Hall 4th Floor Office Renovations
The Portage: Hodgeman Ln. to Dix Stadium
The Portage: Horning Rd. Bike/Hike Extension
The Portage: Horning Rd. to Loop Rd.
Trumbull Sidewalk and Roadway Improvements
White Hall Student Services Renovations Suite 306

Departmental moves:
Regional Campuses Administration moved from the Lincoln Building to Michael Schwartz Center.
Pan-African Studies moved from Oscar Ritchie Hall to the Lincoln Building.
Journalism and Mass Communications moved from Taylor Hall to Franklin Hall.

Projects under construction:
Additions to Medium Voltage Loop 7A
Capital Lighting Project, Phase 1: Science Mall
Dix Stadium Renovations and Improvements
East Liverpool Classroom Building Boiler Plant Replacement
Franklin Hall Addition
Library 2nd Floor Renovations
LCM Building Lab 232 Build-Out
Michael Schwartz Center Glass Block Replacement, Phase 2
Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation
Stark Main Hall Lobby Reception Renovation
Stockdale Building Masonry Restoration
White Hall Cyber CafÉ

Contract awards pending:
Art Building Partial Roof Replacement, Phase 2
Library 3rd Floor Renovation Space for Marantz Collection
Library 10th Floor Special Collections Classroom and Processing Center
Merrill Hall Roof Replacement

Projects to be bidding soon:
Ashtabula Health and Science Building
SRC Domestic Water Heater Replacement
State Library of Ohio, Renovations for School of Library Science
Trumbull Classroom Building Laboratory Renovations

Projects under design:
East Liverpool Campus Master Plan
Kent Multimodal Transportation Planning Study
Lincoln/Main Gateway Evaluation
Merrill Hall Chilled Water System Upgrades
Music and Speech Center Renovations and Additions
Plaza Utility Tunnel Repair
Porthouse Theatre Parking Lot Expansion
Racquetball Courts HVAC Renovations
Stark Main Hall AHU-1 Replacement
Taylor Hall 1st Floor Renovations for Architecture and Communications Studies
Taylor Hall 1st Floor Roof Conversion
Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
White Hall Structural Renovations, Phase 2
WKSU-FM Renovations and Additions Planning

Reviewing firms to design:
Stark Science and Nursing Building

Requesting for qualifications for:
Energy Conservation 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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