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Five new renovation projects are coming to the IU Bloomington campus

Oct. 7, 2016

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved five new renovations for the Bloomington campus.

The request was presented today before the Board of Trustees’ Facilities and Auxiliaries Committee as part of the October meeting at IUPUC by Thomas Morrison, IU vice president for capital planning and facilities.

Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium | PHOTO BY INDIANA UNIVERSITY

The trustees voted to approve five new projects:

  • Eskenazi Museum of Art renovation: The project will modernize building systems and renovate existing galleries with new display elements and integrated technology. New program, gallery, and support spaces also will be included, along with a new entry and renovation of the atrium.
  • Auxiliary Library Facility III: This approximately 32,000-square-foot addition to the current Auxiliary Library Facility will provide environmentally appropriate, secured, long-term storage for a variety of collections and artifacts.
  • Forest Quadrangle Residence Hall renovation: Renovations of both Forest Quad towers will be completed in two phases. Work will include new windows; remodeled restrooms; and new sprinkler, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, data and security/access systems.
  • Memorial Stadium Excellence Academy and related stadium renovations: This project will enclose the south end zone of Memorial Stadium with an addition to house student-athlete services, including rehabilitation and treatment, wellness, and leadership and life skills. Also included will be a dining facility and event suite, as well as various accessibility upgrades and other renovations to the existing stadium.
  • Divine Nine Recognition Plaza: Located west of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, this plaza will recognize the nine fraternities and sororities that comprise the National Pan-Hellenic Council with fabricated limestone monuments for each organization.

“The renovation projects approved at today’s meeting reflect IU's commitment to rehabilitate and improve a variety of buildings on our campus,” said Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities Thomas Morrison. “The Eskenazi Museum of Art renovation will assist the museum in providing programming and interaction with art in new ways to benefit visitors, faculty, and students of all ages. The Forest Quad renovation will allow students who wish to have the on-campus living experience do so in a facility with updated restrooms, new windows, and improved building systems and security. The Memorial Stadium Excellence Academy and related stadium renovations will provide comprehensive student athlete services, and also improve the game day experience for fans through accessibility and other upgrades.”

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