Friday, November 18, 2016

Plazas progress

Front stairs to the plaza near completion. 

Hardscapes at the front of the building in progress. 

New lamps and landscaping at the second level plaza area. 

Currently there is no hard date for the plaza to reopen, but it is anticipated to be available closer to building construction completion time in early January 2017.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A cathedral of scaffolding

The main stairwell, under construction. 
Exterior stairs near completion.

Building view, facing west.

Micah and other mix-ins for the terrazzo floors. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thanksgiving hours

Photo by Yathin S Krishnappa, Wiki Media Creative Commons.

Business/SPEA Information Commons


  • Friday, November 18: 7:30 a.m.  5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20: CLOSED
  • Monday, November 21 & Tuesday, November 22: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 23 – Saturday, November 26: CLOSED
  • Sunday, November 27: 5 p.m. – Midnight
  • Regular Fall Semester hours will resume on Monday, November 28.

RPS Caf├ęs

SPEA
  • Thursday, November 17: Close at 4 p.m.
  • Friday, November 18: CLOSED
  • Monday, November 28: Open at 7:30 a.m.
Hodge Hall
  • Thursday, November 17: Close at 4 p.m.
  • Friday, November 18: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Monday, November 28: Open at 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Heating and cooling updates

Work on the utility project. 

From Chad Sweatman, Manager, Building Support Services: 

  • The cool building temps we’ve had the past few weeks have been fixed. The radiant hot water system is now back online. Work has begun replacing the chilled water system. It will be offline for three weeks.
  • There will be a steam outage starting tomorrow morning (November 4)  through Sunday (November 5). There will be no heat or hot water during this time. Workers will be completing work on the utility project in the parking lot. This will provide some relief from the hot building temps if we can hang in through today. The forecasted lows and cooler weather next week should help the situation going forward.
  • Work continues on the elevators. Both should be back in service at the end of the month.
  • The grad addition continues to track on schedule.   
The front of the building on November 3.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

On to the third floor

Looking back on the current SPEA building from an office window in the expansion.
An existing stairway links the current fourth floor to the renovated and expanded third floor.

A corridor of sun-filled offices. 

A teamwork room taking shape.

The third floor commons with campus views.