Summer 2018 Construction Update

September 11, 2018

Summer is always a busy period for Facilities and Operations.  While construction occurs throughout the year, Facilities and Operations utilizes the summer months to complete a significant number of projects, many of which can only take place with the summer’s decreased campus population. 

Students and faculty returning to campus for the fall semester will notice many improvements across the Morningside campus.  The following provides a snapshot of key projects, aimed to improve campus infrastructure and well-being:

  • Improved disability access on campus, including a new wheelchair lift between the lower and upper levels of the fourth floor of the International Affairs Building, a permanent accessibility ramp adjacent to Hamilton Hall connecting College Walk and Lower Campus, and a reconstructed pathway in front of Mathematics with a sloped pathway to Havemeyer Hall.
  • Refreshed public areas in Dodge Hall, Mathematics, and Pupin Hall, part of a multi-year initiative across campus that adds new painting, flooring, and lighting to make buildings will feel brighter, cleaner, and less encumbered.
A new lounge, part of the floor-to-ceiling renovation on floors seven through ten of Carman Hall.
  • Upgraded residence halls, including floor-to-ceiling renovations on the seventh through tenth floors of Carman Hall and the sixth through ninth floors of Wien Hall.
  • Student space enhancements, in partnership with student leaders, spaces in Lerner Hall were reimagined to enhance community, adding a new computer lab, reservable meeting spaces, and a multipurpose student lounge.
A restroom in Mathematics that was renovated over the summer as part of the ongoing restroom enhancement initiative.
  • Renovated restrooms, part of an ongoing restroom enhancement initiative, in Lewisohn, Low Library, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Pupin, which include sustainable elements such as the replacement of paper towel dispensers with hand driers.
  • Projects to increase lawn access, including the removal of shrubs in front of the St. Paul’s Chapel and Earl Hall lawns to make them more inviting and a new drainage system for the South Field West Lawn that will speed up recovery time after a rainfall.
  • Upgrades to classrooms and administrative space, including a modernization of the Pulitzer Prize office, renovation of classrooms in Uris Hall, and new space for the Burke Center in the former Wallach Gallery.
  • New laboratories and research areas, including spaces in the Northwest Corner Building, Fairchild, Havemeyer, Mudd, and Schermerhorn Extension.