Monthly Archives: May 2016

McEwen Renovation Definitely Underway

As walls go up next door at Schar Hall and Steers Pavilion, the renovation project at McEwen Communications Building is heading in the opposite direction. The construction crew recently started removing walls, insulation, ceiling tiles and even trophy cases. Above is a look at the former dean’s suite, including Dean Paul Parsons’ old office on the right. Special thanks to the dean … Continue Reading

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Exterior Progress Update

Thanks to these photographs taken by Dean Paul Parsons on May 20, here’s a look at the exterior progress of Snow Family Grand Atrium (left) and Dwight C. Schar Hall (right). Keen observers will notice a segment of concrete has been poured for the outdoor plaza leading toward the atrium. Construction crews also reopened a closed portion of the sidewalk on … Continue Reading

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Touring Turner Theatre with Dean Parsons

As most of campus prepared for the university’s Commencement ceremonies last week, construction crews were busy inside the walls of Dwight C. Schar Hall. Always the inquisitive journalist, Dean Paul Parsons noticed a concrete truck on site on May 20. Accompanied by the construction superintendent, Parsons toured the facility, taking a closer look at the recently poured risers in Turner Theatre … Continue Reading

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McEwen Renovation Begins … Now

With the ongoing construction of Schar Hall and Steers Pavilion, it could be easy to overlook the significant changes planned this summer for McEwen Communications Building. Immediately after graduation, the entire building – including Studio A and B – will be vacated for an extensive renovation project. (Teardown of the studios actually began in late April.) The major remodeling effort will provide new … Continue Reading

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Steers Pavilion Takes Shape

As Dwight C. Schar Hall has progressed over the past few months with the installation of drywall, windows and brickwork, Steers Pavilion remained mostly a simple steel frame – until this morning. Crew members began installing the exterior framing to the new facility, beginning on the wall facing west. The 7,300-square-foot pavilion, which sits in front of Whitley Auditorium and between … Continue Reading

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Drywall and Rain

Despite the several inches of rain we received earlier this week, this update isn’t completely damp. Over the past two weeks or so, the construction crew has been busy installing drywall, shaping offices, classrooms and other educational areas in the facility. Bryan Baker, coordinator of sound and video projects, and Tommy Kopetskie, communications manager, stepped inside the building on May 2 … Continue Reading

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