Summer break is nearly here, which means Facilities Management at the University of St. Thomas has plans for summer construction projects. None of the projects will require parking closures. Below is a list of the more notable plans.
- New construction of space for St. Thomas E-learning and Research Center (STELAR). The new space, in the lower level of O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, will house staff from Information Technology Services, Faculty Development and OSF. Mid June-end of August.
- Final phase tuck pointing of the quad-side Kasota stone facade of Aquinas Hall. Starting late June.
- Redesign of Mary's Garden on the south of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Late July-end of August.
- Renovation of Scooter's. Construction will separate the existing shared space between Scooter's and Summit Marketplace to provide more work space in Scooter's and more display space in Summit Marketplace. Starting mid-late June.
- Renovation of 2057 Portland Ave. will continue throughout this summer. The house has been vacant since the Art History Department relocated to 44 N. Cleveland Ave. last June. The renovated space will house the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center and the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning.
- Interior painting and replacement of flooring where needed in Cretin and Ireland halls. Early June-end of August.
- Carpet replacement in corridors of the lower level, first floor and second floor of John R. Roach Center. Early July-mid July.
- Installation of LED light fixtures in McNeely Hall and Anderson Parking Facility. This will conclude Facilities Managements' conversion of indoor parking facilities begun last summer. Early July-late July.
- Installation of new patio off south side of Owens Science Hall near greenhouse. Late June-end of August.
- Minor changes in physics and computer science lab spaces.