Public Works Projects Update

Carver Opens Fall Quarter!

The transformation and renovation of Carver is finally complete! Thanks to the campus community (particularly faculty/staff and students in adjacent buildings) for tolerating the noise and disruptions for the past several years. Due to its central location, it was impossible to eliminate all construction impacts but we hope you’ll agree that the disruptions were worth it.

Carver now houses the Department of Athletics, and the Department of Health and Human Development as well as several general university classrooms, four gyms, the Hall of Fame Room, and gender neutral/accessible restrooms on all floors. The eatery “Freshens” is located at the northeast corner.

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Image courtesy of Western Washington University Commencement 2017

Summary of Summer Projects

For the past several summers, multiple parking lots on the south side were vastly improved. The remaining south side C-Lots were upgraded under Phase II. Parking Lot 14G (upper lots, south of College Hall and north of Highland Lounge) was sealed and repaired. Other projects included repairs to the Birnam Wood foundations and decks (balconies), elevator and transformer upgrades at academic buildings, and Phase II Renovation at Ridgeway Gamma.

Projects in Construction

The Wilson Library and Parks Hall elevator renewal project started during February 2017 and is scheduled for completion in January 2018.

Projects in Design

Projects in the design phase include the Multicultural Center in the Viking Union/Bookstore complex, and the relocation of disAbility Resources for Students and the Veteran Services offices to Wilson Library. Also on the drawing boards are a renovation project at Buchanan Towers (construction scheduled for March 2018), roofing renovations at various residential buildings and Phase 2 of the Birnam Wood Deck and Railing Replacement Project.

2017-2019 Capital Budget Request

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

Page Updated 11.27.2017
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