Demolition to Impact Pedestrian Paths
July 15, 2016
Demolition of the Alexander Clark Center building will begin Monday, July 18. Additional fencing will be installed beginning Thursday, July 14, around the demolition site which will block the sidewalk on the west side of Rutford Ave. and the north side of Franklyn Jenifer Dr. near the building. Look for pedestrian detour signage in the area. Pedestrians needing to access lot H from this area will have to go through Hoblitzelle Hall (HH) or around the north side of Hoblitzelle Hall. Expect additional noise and construction traffic in the area as well.
Once demolition is complete and the site is clear, construction will begin on the new the 200,000-square-foot Engineering Building this fall. The building, which will primarily house the Mechanical Engineering Department, will contain research and teaching labs, faculty offices, student workspaces and a 300-seat auditorium that will be named in honor of Dr. Alexander Clark, a former vice president of academic affairs and one-time acting president of the University.