A number of construction projects this summer will transform campus and enhance CMU's educational environment. The projects include:
- demolition of Washington Apartments to make way for the $95 million Biosciences Building — a two-year effort and CMU's largest construction project ever;
- construction of a Bloomberg Terminal room in Grawn Hall — a state-of-the-art financial trading floor, complete with Bloomberg terminals;
- construction of two active learning classrooms in Dow;
- remodeling of two auditoriums and two classrooms in Moore Hall;
- construction of an east utility loop;
- realignment and paving of East Campus Drive; and
- construction by a private firm, Lodgco, of a hotel adjacent to Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
The projects are aligned with CMU's 2013-2018 Strategic Plan: Advancing Excellence. As such, they will uphold all five strategic priorities: advancing student success; fueling research and creative activity; enhancing community partnerships; supporting the attraction and retention of quality faculty and staff; and being good stewards of infrastructure through Leed certification and enhancement of existing facilities.
A special website will be launched in the coming weeks to keep the campus community informed of construction activity, including details of traffic detours. Most of the construction work will begin after CMU's May 10 commencement ceremonies.
Our CMU will carry updates as well.