Central, North Campus See Improvements
John Caddell, who graduated from Tech with a degree in building construction in 1952, went into the construction business “because you get to see the results of what you’ve done.” He’ll get that gratification on campus with the completion of his namesake building.
The School of Building Construction is getting a new home in the center of campus thanks to a gift from Caddell and his wife Joyce. Demolition on the current facility began in August, and construction should be finished in February 2015.
“Our gift will lead to an increase in both the size and quality of the program’s facilities, and hopefully that will translate into a stronger educational experience and even better career prospects for our graduates,” Caddell said.
With demolition complete, interior framing has begun.
Projects at the Chapin Building, Price Gilbert Grove, and inside Tech Tower are also in progress. Between Ferst Drive and 10th Street, two other areas are under construction.
Atlantic Drive Promenade and Engineered Biosystems Building
The stretch of Atlantic Drive between Ferst Drive and 10th Street will eventually become a full-fledged pedestrian thoroughfare. The north section, from 10th Street to the North Campus Parking Deck, is now closed during construction. Access for service and emergency vehicles, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to either State Street or Fowler Street. Connectivity between the BioTech Quad and the North Campus Parking deck will remain, but the entrance to the deck will move to the south end of the deck. Construction is scheduled for completion in February 2015.
The promenade is being phased in during construction of the Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB). Inside EBB, interior buildout is underway, and the building is still on track to be finished in spring 2015.
Russ Chandler Stadium
Funds from a baseball team alumnus will be used to improve the stadium’s clubhouse spaces. Demolition of the areas is now complete.
The project includes renovation and expansion of the team locker room, showers, study lounge, and training space. A weight room will also be added. Construction is expected to be finished in early 2015.