Central Plant & Infrastructure
The construction of a new
Central Plant and replacement of site utilities began in October 2015. The
project included replacement of underground utilities, a new central plant with
thermal ice storage tanks and mechanical upgrades to seven buildings. This was
an energy efficient project to enhance the performance of air conditioning
units and cooling to buildings. A new campus-wide energy management system was
installed to control building temperatures in buildings. Also included in this
project was a new outdoor amphitheater adjacent to Dunlap Hall, new hardscape
campus-wide, a new fountain, exterior seating areas, exterior LED lighting, and
new drought-tolerant landscaping. The project was completed in January 2018.
The Grand Opening of the new Central Mall took place on March 23, 2018.
Budget: $57.27 million