University Freshens Up Facilities During Summer Months


This mock-up shows the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business renovations.While students were away on summer vacation, the University’s facilities team was busy sprucing up campus for their return.

The labor of skilled construction workers, painters and landscapers ensures that students live and learn in an excellent environment. Most projects — with the exception of the new residence hall — were finished before students returned to campus.

Improvements include:

  • Residence Hall — Hedrick Brothers Construction began work on a new residence hall at the corner of Dixie Highway and Pembroke Place. The eight-story building with 154 units is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Rinker School of Business — The second floor of the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business saw extensive renovations, such as updated flooring, painting, technology and displays. The dean’s suite and common areas were outfitted with new furniture. Supplemental air conditioners were added to the labs.
  • Visual Arts Studio — The former Regal Paint Center on Dixie Highway, just north of the Norton Museum of Art, is being transformed into a new hub for art classes on campus.
  • Roofs — The barrel tile roofs of the Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation, Warren Library and DeSantis Family Chapel underwent cleaning.
  • Vera Lea Rinker Hall — The Helen K. Persson Recital Hall stage was refinished. Additionally, compressors in the chiller plant were replaced to ensure proper temperatures.

Photo: This mock-up shows the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business renovations.