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Update on construction in Administrative Building

UToday HomeJune 12, 2013

Greek statues donated by local businessman Jimmy Condon being set up in the atrium of the Administration Building in November, 1980.Greek statues donated by local businessman Jimmy Condon being set up in the atrium of the Administration Building in November, 1980. Photo courtesy of University ArchivesIf you’ve walked through the Administrative Building lately, you’ve noticed that it is a very active construction zone.

Officially opened in 1960 as the Arts and Education Building, the Administration Building hadn’t had any significant base building upgrades since it was built. Work to modernize the building began last winter and ramped up recently (Working on the historic heart of campus).

Closures

The atrium in the centre of the building will be closed until October for renovations. Fire sprinklers are being added, and the glass wall and doors at the north end will be replaced.

The west corridor on the main floor is now permanently closed, as that space will become part of the Office of the Chancellor and Senate.

Tree removal

Next week, some diseased and unsafe trees will be taken down around the east-facing door of the Administration Building.

The Office of the University Architect is documenting the number, species and caliper of the trees being removed. In the fall, the campus community will be invited to have input into the plan for replacing trees on campus with native species of appropriate sizes in sustainable locations.

Thank you for your patience!

The construction project team extends their thanks to the occupants currently in the building, and those who have been temporarily relocated, for their patience during the upgrades and renovations.

 

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