New Construction Commitment

The university has been committed to reducing its carbon footprint, most notably by building all-new campus construction to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver standard or equivalent and only purchasing Energy-Star certified appliances.

University Office Park (LEED Silver Equivalent)

university office park
The first phase of the University Office Park is a 61,300 square foot building and a parking lot consisting of 253 parking spaces. The second phase will include two office buildings totaling 220,700 GSF plus 591 surface parking spaces and a 315-space parking structure on 8.2 acres. “The long-term intent of this project is to provide high quality office space on the university campus that will promote and encourage direct involvement for the business community... and allow for student internships, potential research collaboration, employment of graduates, and income for the university’s educational mission.” 

Faculty Towers (in design phase)

This project will demolish the Faculty Towers Building eliminating 50 faculty offices and 11 administrative offices in a building ranked as a Level 6 on the DSA seismic list, and provide a new 10,600 ASF/17,700 GSF faculty office/lecture facility, which is the first element of the Humanity Complex.  The Faculty Towers Replacement Building will include a 150-station lecture room, 47 faculty offices and administrative spaces to support four departments and the dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  This facility will be located in the northwest sector of the campus immediately adjacent to the existing Music Building.

Student Housing East (LEED Gold Equivalent)

Buildings - student housingThis 145,000 square feet project is located on a 7.5 acre site at the northeast quadrant of the campus adjacent to Kroll Way. Included will be 500 student beds in suite configuration with double and triple occupancy bedrooms.  Also contained in the Student Housing Complex are 12 resident advisor suites and one resident director's apartment.  Common spaces will include lounges, public toilets, classrooms, study rooms, a multi-purpose room, game room, laundry facilities, and offices for the Department of Housing and Residence Life.  The outdoor spaces include picnic areas with barbeques, bike storage, garden areas, and parking.

New Art Complex (LEED Silver Equivalent)

Buildings - Art complex

The Art Center provides 12,000 square feet of new art labs for fine arts students, and includes a ceramics studio, sculpture studio, drawing/design studio, digital arts studio and print making studio.