Major projects nearly complete

The sparkle of new glass and fresh brick can be seen across the university as projects undertaken by WSU Capital Planning and Development and Facilities Operations near completion.

Among the major projects:

• The College of Education 27,700-square-foot addition in Pullman will be substantially completed in May. The $12.7 million project creates six high-tech classrooms.

• Move-in will begin in June for the 93,000-square-foot Plant Biosciences building in Pullman. The $39 million project is the first of six bioscience buildings scheduled to be built.

• The $42.25 million WSU Spokane Academic Center is expected to be done in summer 2006. It will hold Student Services, the library, administration offices, classrooms, a lecture hall and computer labs.

• Pullman dining center renovations continue. The gutted Regents dining hall will be completed in fall 2005. Remodeling of the 21,000-square-foot Rotunda dining area will occur during 2005-2006.

• Remodeling of a Tri-Cities research lab into a viticulture lab will be completed by the end of June at a cost of $150,000.

• Van Doren Hall, built in 1909 as the first home economics building west of the Mississippi, will get energy-efficient windows that match the historical character of the building. The project costs $350,000; it will start in May and be completed by late June.

• Bustad Hall rooms 212 and 214 will be remodeled into a multimedia classroom for the School of Veterinary Medicine. Construction will be completed in July. Project cost is $300,000.

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