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September Construction Update

The Division of Campus Facilities and Administrative Services (CFAS) was busy over the summer updating and renovating campus facilities to ensure the best living and learning environments for our entire campus community. We continue to make great strides in ongoing projects and are in the planning stages of more upgrades yet to come.

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End of Summer Construction Update

As the new academic year begins, we welcome new and returning students to our beautiful campus and wish everyone a great start to the fall semester. It has been a busy and productive summer for the Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) teams, working on the many projects across campus that are enhancing the University’s learning and living spaces. Continue Reading

August Construction Update

In just three weeks, the fall 2018 semester begins and the campus will be bustling with returning and new students. Whether you are back to campus or just beginning your time here, we hope you will appreciate the many new upgrades and construction developments around campus. Continue Reading

July Construction Update

We appreciate our campus community’s patience with the large amount of utility projects taking place this summer. Much of our work has already been completed, and we are well underway with campus renovations and improvements that will be ready by the start of the fall semester. Please continue to be mindful of the closed sidewalks due to the utility construction in the area of Hendricks Chapel, Steele Hall and the Physics Building. Please continue to follow the pedestrian signs and sidewalk closed signs. These sidewalks are scheduled to be reopened by mid-August.  Continue Reading

June Construction Update

With the summer break now well underway, our team is taking advantage of the beautiful weather and tackling a robust construction schedule. We are undertaking a substantial amount of infrastructure and utility enhancements to modernize our campus, as well as implementing many residence hall and accessibility upgrades. Our summer schedule is ambitious and I am grateful for your continued patience and support.  Continue Reading

Syracuse University Announces $118 Million Investment to Create a New Stadium Experience

A new fixed roof, a vertically hung scoreboard, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, improved accessibility and added Wi-Fi capabilities are just a handful of features visitors to Syracuse University’s stadium will experience beginning in fall 2020. The $118 million investment, authorized by the Board of Trustees, will enable the University to create a new stadium experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans alike. Today’s announcement represents the next step in advancing the $255 million West Campus transformation strategy the University first announced on May 16, 2016. Read the SU News article for more information.

May Construction Update

As convocation and Commencement celebrations begin later this week, I’d like to extend my best wishes to all of our graduating students and their families. I hope you will always remember the natural beauty of our campus and the eclectic charm of our buildings among your collegiate memories.  Continue Reading

April Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

With the winter weather we experienced in March it is hard to believe spring is here, and our busiest season of construction is quickly approaching. The safety of our campus community is always our first priority. For everyone’s safety, I encourage you to remain alert in work areas for route changes, follow the pedestrian signs and visit the Campus Planning, Design and Construction’s Site Impact/Road Closure webpage for additional information.

The following is a list of construction projects that are active now, as well as a few highlighted summer construction projects that will be happening around campus:

  • Campus Utility Upgrades: There are three main areas that continue to be impacted during utility upgrades and progress will be achieved in several phases.
    • Utility improvements in the Newhouse 3 lawn area are scheduled to be completed in April with the sidewalk and lawn areas fully restored by Commencement.
    • Utility upgrades in the Q-1 parking lot will pause for Commencement activities and then continue throughout the summer. Work will progress from Q-1 along the front of Heroy, along the west and south side of Steele Hall toward the Quad. This work is scheduled to be completed in August prior to the start of the fall semester.
  • Archbold Gymnasium: Demolition work continues on the interior spaces. Exterior demolition of the southern portion of the building will begin during the second week of April. To safely complete this work, the driveway and sidewalk between Archbold and the Dome will close later this month and will remain closed through August 2019. With an eye toward summer, please note that utility construction associated with the Archbold project will close Sims Drive between Flanagan Gymnasium and Archbold Gymnasium from May 14 to August 20. More information on this road closure will be shared with the campus community as the end of the semester approaches. Additional information on site impacts and road closures can be found at the CPDC website facilities.syr.edu/closures/. Renovation of Archbold includes the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex. The building is scheduled to open in fall 2019.
  • National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC): Construction activity and excavation for the NVRC building’s foundation is underway at the intersection of Waverly and South Crouse avenues. Site preparation and progress, views from the construction camera and the latest building updates are available on the NVRC website. The building is scheduled to open in spring 2020.
  • Crouse College Masonry Restoration: While we halted exterior work during the winter months, the project has resumed to install replacement stones to match the historic masonry.

In addition, some of our highlighted summer construction projects include the following:

  • Brewster Brockway Boland Plaza renovation
  • Brockway Dining Hall renovation
  • Hall of Languages Classroom Renovations Phase 2 (rooms 111, 114, 115, 211, 214, 215 and 421)
  • Day Hall student room renovations—Phase 1
  • Day Hall single-user accessible showers and restroom renovations—Phase 2
  • Hendricks Chapel HVAC infrastructure and cooling upgrades
  • Lyons Hall student room renovations
  • Slocum Heights roof replacement (Building 570 and 580)

A full listing of summer construction projects is being updated now and will be listed by building on the Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) website. Please refer to this website periodically to see what is occurring across campus, and feel free to reach out to the CPDC manager assigned with any questions you may have.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email cpdc@syr.edu. For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 315.443.4652.

If you have questions pertaining to accessibility, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services at 315.443.4018, ADA@syr.edu, or equalopp@syr.edu.

Sincerely,
Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer

March Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I’d like to begin this message with a heartfelt thank you to members of our campus community for their patience as we worked to maintain a safe environment during Friday’s winter storm. I’d like to recognize our Physical Plant teams for their perseverance to remove tons of snow—literally. The team’s work ensured our essential services personnel were able to safely support our students through the intense weather system. In addition, I’d like to express my gratitude to the Department of Recreation Services and Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) teams who seamlessly relocated fitness equipment and renovated spaces for fitness activities to Flanagan Gymnasium and the Women’s Building. Their hard work ensured that students, faculty and staff continue to have access to equipment, classes and fitness areas during the Archbold Gymnasium transformation.

Now that spring is around the corner, work is underway for a significant amount of construction and utility improvement projects on our campus. Members of our staff will become more visible as they perform outdoor cleanup and ongoing maintenance activities to prepare our campus for the warmer months ahead. My colleagues and I continue to work on a number of important projects, including the following:

All Gender Restroom Signage: After significant campuswide engagement and thoughtful design work by staff in CPDC and our School of Architecture students, new all gender restroom signage is currently being installed at more than 700 single-occupancy restrooms on campus.

Campus Utility Work: There are three main areas that will be impacted during utility upgrades and progress will be achieved in several phases. Work areas will change and students, faculty and staff traveling in these areas should stay alert and follow the pedestrian signs.

• Utility work will be taking place during spring break in the Shaw Quadrangle area and will be completed by March 19 when students return to campus.
• Utility improvements in the Newhouse 3 lawn area are scheduled to be completed prior to Commencement weekend in May.
• Utility upgrades in the Q-1 parking lot will continue throughout the summer and progress toward the front of Heroy, along the west and south side of Steele Hall toward the Quad. This work is scheduled to be completed in August prior to the start of the fall semester.

Graham Dining Hall: Renovations are nearly complete and the new fitness center will open later this month. This facility will be an excellent addition to our current fitness offerings.

National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC): Construction activity and excavation for the NVRC building’s foundation is underway at the intersection of Waverly and South Crouse avenues. Site preparation and progress can been be observed via the inaugural drone flyover or by watching the construction webcam on the NVRC website. The building is scheduled to open in spring 2020.

Archbold Gymnasium: Demolition work continues on the interior spaces and renovations will become more obvious as summer approaches. The existing southern portion of the building will be removed and the larger building addition will be constructed to support the new natatorium, the building which houses the swimming pool. Construction includes the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex. The building is scheduled to open in fall 2019.

We are also working at rounding out a full list of this summer’s construction activity to share with the campus community in April. As always, please check our website to learn more about projects in your area and find the latest information.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email cpdc@syr.edu. For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 315.443.4652.

If you have questions pertaining to accessibility, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services, at 315.443.4018, ADA@syr.edu, or equalopp@syr.edu.

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable spring break.

Sincerely,

Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer