Construction projects part of summer activity on campus
By Kim Chaudoin on 5/23/2013
Cranes, construction trucks and hard hats will be a common site on the Lipscomb campus the next few months as a number of construction and renovation projects are underway this summer.
Construction on the 15,000-square-foot pharmacy and health sciences research facility is in full swing. The building will include classrooms, labs and offices for these areas. The project is scheduled for completion this fall.
Bison Square, the heart of the Lipscomb campus, is receiving a major facelift this summer. In addition to a refurbishing of the landscaping in the area, construction is underway on the Osman Fountain, featuring a baptistery that will likely become a focal point for members of the Lipscomb community who make a commitment to Christian faith. The fountain is scheduled for completion in June.
The Swang Center, which houses the College of Business, will have a renovated auditorium when students return for classes this fall. Swang 108, the large lecture auditorium in the building, will undergo a major facelift in the coming months. The 2,900-square-foot facility will have new seating, lighting, carpet, wall treatments and a new audio-visual system. In addition, the building will receive an upgraded heating and cooling system.
Patrons of the Student Activities Center (SAC) will also notice changes to the facility over the summer. New locker rooms, restrooms and showers will be relocated from their current position near the entrance of the SAC to the back of McQuiddy Gym. An expanded performance studio will be added as well as an expansion to the weight room.
Lipscomb Academy Elementary School will also see a flurry of activity this summer as the cafeteria and the hallway leading to it will be renovated.
Other summer projects include installing a new irrigation system across campus that enables the entire campus to be irrigated using well water. Completion of that project is planned for early summer.--Photos by Kristi Jones