Preparation for Carver renovation begins

Western Today staff

In anticipation of a July 1 construction start date for the Carver Academic Renovation Project, the arduous and complex task of relocating offices and functions out of Carver begins this week. Some moves require remodeling or conversions and create a “domino” effect; others only require minor work such as keying, custodial, telecommunication/data and/or transport services. The moves and associated dates are subject to change despite the carefully orchestrated planning required to prepare for the much needed (and anticipated) renovation of Carver.

For more information, contact Dale Krause, construction coordinator, at 360-650-4646 or dale.krause@wwu.edu.

Long-term moves:

  • The Faculty Club has already moved from the Canada House to the Old Main 590 Solarium.
  • The Border Policy Research Institute relocates from Bond Hall 418 to the Canada House in early March, joining Canadian-American Studies.

Interim moves:

  • PEHR begins moving from Carver to Bond Hall 418 in mid to late March.
  • By late June, Bond Hall 103 and 114 General University Classrooms converts to Physical Education, Health and Recreation office space.
  • Throughout the remainder of winter quarter and through spring quarter, Facilities Management materials will be moved out of the Weight Training Building (east of the Ridgeway Complex) to make room for PEHR and Athletics materials. During the same period, storage containers will be located next to the Wade King Student Recreation Center for PEHR and Athletics equipment storage and checkout.
  • The small building next to the Wade King Student Recreation all-weather track will be converted into an Athletics Department training facility. Trainers and equipment will move in at the end of June.
  • In early June, most of the equipment in the Parberry Weight Room in Carver moves to the Ridgeway Commons. The remaining equipment will be temporarily stored.
  • Two of the three courts in the Wade King Student Recreation Center will be restriped to NCAA basketball court dimensions to accommodate NCAA basketball practices. The third court will remain as a volley ball court. The courts will be shared with existing Student Recreation activities and PEHR. Actual striping is scheduled for late summer and will be complete prior to the start of fall quarter.
  • Minor renovation in High Street Hall in March through the end of May will accommodate an early June move-in for the Athletics Department offices. The Fine Arts student studio space that was temporarily housed at High Street Hall for the last two years will be closed during the Carver Remodel.
  • After the Departments of Geology and Engineering’s materials are moved from the Environmental Studies basement to temporary storage, the vacated space will be remodeled into three research labs, one lecture room and several computer stations. Construction begins early March. The Biomechanics Lab will move in early to mid-June.
  • Lab materials and equipment in the Physiology Lab in Carver 210 and 210A are being moved to rooms 14 and 16 in the Bond Hall basement from now until mid-June.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:38am