This coming Fall, Marshall University plans to break ground on their new applied engineering complex. A generous donation from Huntington based Arthur’s Enterprises has helped fund the complex, which will be situated near to the school’s Biotechnology Science Center. The new Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex will measure about 145,000 square feet when completed and will house a number of laboratories, offices and classrooms, as well as ample space for students to use when they’re working on projects, the department of mathematics, the transportation research center and digital imaging facilities. [Read more...]
Officials at the University of Iowa first announced their plans for a new dormitory building back in April 2011, after a constant increase in student applications forced the school find alternative housing for students outside of the campus grounds. The original dormitory would have contained 450 beds and cost about $42 million. However, officials at the university have drawn up new plans that will accommodate 500 students. The completion date has also been put back from 2014 to 2015.
Over the last few years the school has had to rent hundreds of apartments in Iowa City to accommodate the influx of students, which has obviously cost a considerable amount of money. Now though, officials hope to permanently fix the problem with the new construction. The dorm will be used to house first year students, but plans for second and third year students is on the cards for the future. [Read more...]
Ryerson University, with the help of a private construction firm, has made plans for a new high-rise student residence hall. The residence will incorporate a sleek design, comprise of 20 floors and house about 500 students. The ground floor of the modern building is reserved for retail and service unites and the student apartments will have between one and four bedrooms. [Read more...]
The board of trustees at the University of Massachusetts have approved plans to build and renovate a number of buildings, including dormitories, athletic facilities and science laboratories, which will cost a total of $3.1 billion. The school is still in debt from its previous construction programs, but says that for the last three years they have managed to attract donations of over $100 million each year. Over the last ten years the school has managed to grow their endowment from just $45 million to over $527 million. [Read more...]