Construction continues on campus
Justin Tardiff | Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Construction has been visible across Notre Dame’s campus this semester, and with several projects currently in progress – including Duncan Hall, a new male dormitory, an unnamed female dormitory, a new Law School building and a new Engineering Building – work sites will continue to be major fixtures in the coming months.
Construction of Duncan Hall, a male dormitory west of McGlinn Hall, will be completed in time for students to move in this fall. The dorm will reduce overcrowding in current residence halls while providing more on-campus living opportunities for transfer students, as well as juniors and seniors not wishing to leave dorm life. The new dorm features full kitchens on each floor and some larger rooms with private baths, to increase desirability.
The University broke ground for Stinson-Remick Hall, the new engineering building, in late November on the sit formerly occupied by the University Club across from the Morris Inn on Notre Dame Avenue.
The new engineering building, set to open in 2010, will house a nano-technology research center, a new energy center, an undergraduate interdisciplinary learning center and a semiconductor processing and device fabrication clean room.
“This [new building] is just additional space for engineering. They will still continue to occupy the old buildings. It’s not replacing anything, it’s responding to additional needs we have,” Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves told The Observer in February.
A second Law School building is also under construction on DeBartolo Quad. The building, Eck Hall, will be completed in January 2009. A covered archway will connect Eck Hall to the current Law School building, which will undergo renovations once the new building opens.
The University also began construction on an unnamed women’s dorm in late March. The residence hall is scheduled to open for the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year and will be 74,600 square feet and house 248 female students, according to a University press release.