Construction Timeline and Progress
The art history/exhibition building and the studio art building are scheduled to open during the 2010-11 academic year. As with all construction projects, there is the possibility for unexpected delays. This web page will provide periodic updates on the construction of the new facilities. Tom Lepley, director of facilities planning, will report on the progress via e-mail. Specific questions may be directed to him at extension 5840.
September 2, 2008
Neff House, which will soon be renamed Finn House, is almost complete. The Kenyon Review should move in no later than the end of September. The Cheever Room, the addition at the back of Neff, is still under construction.
The relocation of College Road, which runs behind the science buildings, is in progress. The road will not be closed during construction, but there will be one-lane traffic.
The two-phase process of relocating utilities is still underway. An American Electric Power metering cabinet and a high-voltage distribution cabinet is being installed on the west side of College Road near Wiggin Street. This structure will be complete in early to mid October. There will be periodic power outages during this stage of construction, but ample notification will be given to the campus and no outages will occur during classes.
August 22, 2008
The design work on the exhibition/art history building is being refined. Work on the studio art building has begun with the relocation of utilities. This two-phase relocation is expected to be complete in six weeks.
The Wing Center and Walton House will be demolished in October.
The roads running behind the science quad and the library will be reconfigured during construction. This will begin in early September. The relocation of College Road will take place first. The road will not be closed during construction, but there will be one-lane traffic. After this is complete, College Drive, the road that leads to Storer Hall and the library, will be relocated just north of Bailey. It will "tee" into College Road.
The path to Sunset Point will be relocated at the end of August. Sunset Point will not be relocated and will remain accessible during construction.
Construction fencing is being erected at the site of the exhibition/art history building between Cromwell and the library. This area will be used as a "staging" space for the studio art building. A walking corridor will be located to the side of Cromwell to provide access to Sunset Cottage and Bailey House.
The groundbreaking for the studio art building is expected to take place in mid- to late-October.
The basement block is being laid for Lentz House. Wood framing should begin in two weeks. Lentz House is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2009.