The Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget was established in 2011 by consolidating Capital Planning and Development, Facilities Design and Construction Administration and the Capital Budget Office.

In collaboration with Facilities Management, the Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget provides leadership in planning, developing, and budgeting for high value, quality, cost-effective facilities and grounds. We support the mission and strategic vision of Western, embrace our partnership with our community and reinforce our stewardship of the environment.

2016 Summer Construction Season

The summer construction season has begun with the Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget coordinating numerous public works projects across campus.

Rendering of Carver Academic Event Entry. Credit: LMN Architects. Link destination Carver Academic construction page.

The “star” project continues to be the renovation of Carver Academic which is scheduled to be complete in Spring 2017. The demolition phase is finished; the new structural elements are currently taking shape.

For live footage of construction and more, please visit the Carver Academic construction page.

Two projects involve closure of multiple parking lots. Parking lots 3R and 7G (north of Edens North) and 19G (south of Parks Hall)) will be repaired under PW699. PW700 involves the overhaul of south campus lots (12A and C/CR) and 18R.

Please visit the Parking Office website for more parking information.

The City of Bellingham is resurfacing Bill MacDonald Parkway from the intersection at the Wade King Student Recreation Center south to 21st Street. One section will remain closed to all traffic but will not block access to the parking lots directly off Bill MacDonald Parkway. Campus Services Facility remains open with access from the south only.

Please visit the City of Bellingham Public Works web page for more info.

Much of the Fairhaven Complex courtyard will be closed off for stormwater improvements under PW694. Fairhaven Academic and Stacks 1-3 remain fully accessible; the Child Development Center is open with rerouted access.

Other major public works projects generally have fewer impacts and are confined to smaller areas or take place in unoccupied spaces. For more details and project manager contact information, please visit the online construction map and click on the building or area of interest. Questions may be addressed to the project manager listed.

Information on projects in construction can always be found at the projects in construction page.

  • Mechanical upgrades in Nash Hall and major renovations in Ridgeway Gamma (both buildings will be unoccupied)
  • PW692 Buchanan Towers Reroof
  • PW701 Archives Building Reroof
  • PW702 Roof Replacements and Fall Protection on multiple buildings (Haggard, Miller, Morse, Humanities and Science, Mathematics and Technology Education)
  • PW708 Phase Two Moisture Intrusion Mitigation at Birnam Wood Stacks 6 and 7
  • PW709 Telecommunication Room Cooling in Multiple Buildings

2017-2019 Capital Budget Request

Please visit the 2017-2019 Capital Planning page for information on:

Page Updated 10.22.2015
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