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 recently completed and on-going work are shown below.

  • Rendering of dining hall

    Garvey Hall

    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 on December 5, 2022.  

    Design Team:  Perkins Eastman Architects

    Contractor:  Manhattan Construction

  • 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:  The steel superstructure was "topped out" in January 2023.  The building will be weather tight in Spring 2023.

    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.  Water-filled jersey barriers are in place to isolate the northernmost lane of Michigan Avenue.  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 substantially complete 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 has allowed for the removal of exterior fire escapes.

    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. Tree clearing is complete and site grading and foundation preparation are underway.  Panels have been fabricated and are stored awaiting installation.  The final installation is expected to be operational in 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 was completed in early 2023.  The project provided offices, meeting space, an open lounge area, and a media studio for the CSL's centers and institutes.  

    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 was decommissioned and construction began on "The Nest," a new hub for student organizations and activities, including a flexible performance and gathering space.  It is expected to be complete in late Summer 2023.

    Design Team:  Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

    Contractor:  Whiting-Turner Construction