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Construction Updates

With plans to break ground early in 2016, we will we be updating campus on street closings, walkway changes, and other milestones that will affect working in and around this major project over the coming year. 


December construction update

Dec. 1, 2016

A mild fall has contributed to rapid progress on our new buildings. Exterior work is almost 100 percent complete on both the Science Connector Building and Collier-Scripps Hall. Learn more about STEM@DRAKE progress with the December 2016 Construction Update. 


October construction update

Oct. 3, 2016

Groundwork is complete on both buildings and brick installation will begin later this month. Learn more about STEM@DRAKE progress with the October 2016 Construction Update.


September construction update

Sept. 7, 2016

See what's happening and what's next as we continue work on the Science Connector Building and Collier-Scripps Hall: September 2016 Construction Update


August construction update

Aug. 4, 2016

When students return in a few weeks, they'll be seeing a lot of activity at the the site of our STEM@DRAKE construction. See what's happening as we continue work on the Science Connector Building and Collier-Scripps Hall: August 2016 Construction Update


July construction update

June 29, 2016

STEM@DRAKE is going vertical! See what's happening as we continue work on the Science Connector Building and Collier-Scripps Hall: July 2016 Construction Update


June construction update

June 3, 2016

See what's happening behind the fence as we build STEM@DRAKE: June 2016 Construction Update


Sidewalk closure

May 9, 2016

Effective May 16, the sidewalk between Fitch and Olin Halls will be closed until just before the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester. Summer 2016 Sidewalk Closure Map


May construction update

See just what has been happening behind the fence as we build STEM@DRAKE: May 2016 Construction Update 


New gates added to 27th Street

April 19, 2016

For the safety of those on campus, gates have been added to 27th Street to keep individuals out of an active construction zone. Details can be found in the Site Logistics Plan.


Groundbreaking on Collier-Scripps Hall

March 2, 2016

This past Saturday, Drake officially broke ground on Collier-Scripps Hall, the new building that will be home to the School of Education, the department of mathematics and computer science, and The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. The building derives its name from lead donors Jim Collier, who received his Master of Arts in Education from Drake, and Ric Scripps and Debbie Engstrom Scripps, who received their Bachelor of Arts in Teaching degrees from Drake; Debbie is also a former member of the Drake Board of Trustees.


Contact for issues related to construction activity

February 15, 2016

The cold weather has not stopped the hard work of construction crews who began work in early February on the STEM@DRAKE buildings. With input from key impacted groups across campus—including those who teach or have offices near the construction site—several steps are being taken to minimize the disruption that can occur during a large building project. There will be times, however, when concerns or issues arise as a result of construction activity. When that occurs, faculty, staff, or students may contact Public Safety at 271-2222. Public Safety will address your concerns with appropriate construction or facilities personnel, depending on the issue.


Walkway Closures

January 25, 2016

Construction/demolition activities will begin Feb. 1, 2016. The Site Logistics Plan shows the construction area and open walkways for the project. This will not take all at once, but will be phase in over time from Feb. 1 to March 1. We will keep you updated as walkways/roads close on this page and via OnCampus


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