From Lynne C. Schaefer, Vice President for Administration & Finance
The construction of Phase 1 of the new Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB) is progressing on pace to be completed a year from this summer.
With a project of this magnitude, the construction activity has caused some inconveniences to our navigation around campus. And, I am writing to let you know that another one is coming.
A major construction effort to connect the new building to campus infrastructure, including the 12-inch chilled water lines and communication/data lines, is scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 25, and continue through the summer. This work has been sequenced so that it can be done at a time when the campus population is at its lowest level.
As a result of this effort, the stairway between ITE and the Engineering buildings will be closed to pedestrian traffic for a three-month period, beginning Wednesday, May 25, through the end of August.
Pedestrian paths into the academic core from this quadrant of campus will still be available via the stairway between the Engineering and Fine Arts buildings and around the pond side of the Fine Arts building as well as some interior building stairways.
If you have any questions about access or alternative routes during the course of this work, contact Mike Pound at ext. 5-2918. If you have any questions about the construction project, contact Rusty Postlewate at ext. 5-3260.
I am grateful for your continued patience and understanding through this construction period.