Facilities staff and contractors continue to advance design and construction projects across campus.  Mission critical maintenance and capital projects are always active; and those reviewing and overseeing them include project management staff in Capital Project Management (CPM), as well as subject matter experts in Planning and Design Management (PDM), Facilities Maintenence and Operations (FMO), Office of Campus Sustainability, and Environmental Health and Safety / Risk Management (EHS/RM).

Some highlights of our on-going work are shown below.

  • Rendering of dining hall

    New Dining Commons (Garvey Hall)

    The new, two-story Garvey Hall (approximately 34,823 gross square feet) provides expanded space for campus dining as well as a new home for the Center for Academic and Career Success.  The building was dedicated and opened on December 5, 2022.  The contractor will be working through punchlist items and corrective work on both the interior and exterior into early next year.  southelevation_nov2022.jpg    northelevation_nov2022.jpg

    Real-time views can be seen in the webcam view below.

    Design Team:  Perkins Eastman Architects

    Contractor:  Manhattan Construction

    Webcam shot of Garvey Hall
  • Rendering of new Conway School of Nursing and Campus Gateway

    Conway School of Nursing and Campus Gateway at Michigan Avenue

    The new Conway School of Nursing building will replace and expand the school's current footprint in a new, collegiate gothic style facility of over 101,710 gross square feet. This allows the school to double its enrollment over the next 5 to 7 years.  The new facility, which targets sustainability goals of LEED-Gold and a Well Building Standard certification, is expected to open in 2024.  In conjunction with Conway School of Nursing, a new Campus Gateway and fountain will revitalize the University's main entrance at Michigan Avenue and University Drive. 

    Construction Progress:  Steel structure, now up to the roof level, and concrete placement continues on site.  Stone and precast panels are being fabricated off-site.  

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    Please watch for University announcements that describe the road closure impacts on getting around campus.  Construction fencing is in place and signage directs pedestrians to safe pathways around the project.  In addition, water-filled jersey barriers are in place to isolate the northernmost lane of Michigan Avenue.  The construction fencing was shifted to the curbline and the original sidewalk was demolished.  During construction work hours, the protected lane will be used for construction cranes and trucks.  Pedestrians must use the crosswalks to cross to the south side of Michigan Avenue.  During non-work hours, the protected lane will be available and open to pedestrians.

    A webcam view of the site is below.


    Design Team:  Ayers Saint Gross and Robert A.M. Stern Associates

    Contractor:  Clark Construction Group

    Construction site for Nursing
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    McMahon Hall Fire/Life Safety Upgrades

    Fire/life safety and interior space upgrades are progressing in McMahon Hall.  The work was phased throughout various zones in the building and includes installation of sprinkler piping and an addressable fire alarm system.  Construction of a new interior egress stair at the east end of the building is substantially complete and has allowed for the removal of exterior fire escapes.  Fire/life safety work in McMahon is expected to finish up in early 2023.

    Design Team:  Maginniss + Del Ninno Architects

    Contractor:  Balfour Beatty Construction

  • Construction on campus

    New Residence Hall

    In response to COVID-19 impacts, the University took steps to ensure the ongoing viability of Catholic University. Such measures included the deferral or postponement of some capital projects.  Work on the new Residence Hall was suspended in 2020 at the completion of the Design Development phase.  The University did, however, receive approval from the Zoning Commission for the project, allowing for an efficient resumption of the design work when the time comes.

    Design Team:  Perkins Eastman Architects

    Contractor:  Manhattan Construction

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    West Campus Solar Project

    The West Campus Solar Project will generate approximately 10,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually.  Engineering is underway for two solar arrays, comprised of over 15,000 panels, that will be installed on approximately 25 acres of the University's 41.4 West Campus.  Site preparation will begin this Spring.  Construction prep started in Summer 2022.  Tree clearing is complete and site grading will begin this Fall, pending final permits.  The final installation is expected to be operational in Summer/Fall 2023.  

    Development Team:  Optony, Inc. and Jenner & Block, LLP 

    Builder/Operator:  Standard Solar

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    Caldwell / Seton Accessibility and Infrastructure Upgrades

    Construction on accessibility and infrastructure upgrades for Caldwell Hall and its Seton Wing began in Spring 2022 and will proceed through 2023.  The project includes a new elevator addition near the Chapel that will provide service to all levels of the Chapel as well as Caldwell Hall's main wing.  A second, new interior elevator will provide access to all levels of the Seton Wing.  The chapel will receive a new fire egress stair, central AC system, and restoration of significant historic fabric and interior components.  Public restrooms throughout the building will be upgraded with accessibility improvements and new finishes and fixtures.  The Monsignor Thomas Green Canon Law Library will be created by reconfiguration of several spaces on Caldwell's third floor.  Finally, a new classroom will be installed on the first floor and finishes in the main public corridor will be revitalized and enhanced.  

    Design Team:  Voith & Mactavish Architects

    Contractor:  Consigli Construction

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    Columbus School of Law Lower Level Reconfiguration

    Reconfiguration of the large locker space on the lower level of the Columbus School of Law will provide offices, meeting space, an open lounge area, and a media studio for the CSL's centers and institutes.  

    Construction began in October and will finish in late December, 2022.

    Design Team:  SmithGroup JJR

    Contractor:  Bognet Construction

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    Pryzbyla Center -- "The Nest"

    Upon the opening of Garvey Hall, the existing Eatery in the Pryzbyla Center will be decommissioned and repurposed for "The Nest"  -- a new hub for student organizations and activities, including a flexible performance and gathering space.  Long-lead equipment items will be ordered this fall and renovation will begin early in the new calendar year.  

    Design Team:  Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

    Contractor:  Whiting-Turner Construction