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 Tuesday, August 9, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

IN THE SPOTLIGHT


Construction Shapes University's Future
By Allison Sylvest

The Boulder campus currently is undergoing several major construction projects at once and while it may seem inconvenient at times for those of us who work on campus, the projects themselves are much-needed improvements.

Student funding is responsible for the ability to make some campus improvements become a reality. In April 2004, students voted to allow an initial $100 per year student capital construction fee to supplement construction funding. The new Wolf Law Building and the Alliance for Technology Learning and Society Center (ATLAS) have benefited.

The ATLAS Center, on the northern portion of the former Hunter Building site, will serve campus-wide programs related to technology, arts and media and is scheduled for completion in August 2006. The Wolf Law Building is being constructed on the site of the former Kittredge tennis courts and also is scheduled for completion in August 2006. The new building will include a 42,047 square foot law library and a high tech teaching courtroom.

In addition, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics Space Technology Research Center (LSTR) addition to the east side of Research Park will be used for space construction, mission operations and research programs and is on schedule to be completed this November and the Institute of Behavioral Genetics' research facility on East Campus is approaching its completion date.

Steve Thweatt, director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction for Facilities Management, said all projects are proceeding on time and under budget.

"Faculty and students will benefit for many years to come from the greater amount of resources available to them through construction of these facilities," said Thweatt. "We're very happy to see it all coming together so well."

For more information visit the Facilities Management web site and click on Planning, Design & Construction.


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