Wesleyan Works on Utilities Infrastructure Improvements, Landscaping Projects this Summer

Physical Plant-Facilities recently enhanced the area in front of Weshop.

Physical Plant-Facilities recently enhanced the area in front of Weshop.

This summer, crews around campus are hard at work on several major maintenance and capital projects designed to support Wesleyan’s ultimate goal of creating a more interconnected and sustainable campus.

Physical Plant-Facilities seeks to foster a synergistic residential and academic experience by creating visual and functional transparency between indoor and outdoor spaces, preserving and enhancing opportunities for informal learning, improving formal learning spaces, showcasing learning and living in action, and integrating learning opportunities with Middletown.

Landscaping projects include replacing the sidewalk in front of College Row, from Wyllys Avenue to Church Street, with a 15-foot-wide asphalt path featuring four seating vignettes; landscape improvements at Andrus Field; landscape renovation, including an outdoor learning space at the Center for the Humanities; Cross Street sidewalk replacement between Fountain Street and Pine Street; and sidewalk replacement throughout the Foss Hill complex, including steam line replacement on High Street; hot and chilled water piping replacement at the Center for the Arts; main electrical equipment replacement at Olin Memorial Library; and transformer replacement at Judd Hall.

Other projects include renovations at Pi Café; waterproofing and new flooring at the Bacon Field House; new academic and office space for the Center for Pedagogical Innovations at 116 Mount Vernon Street; laboratory renovations at Hall-Atwater, Exley Science Center, and Judd Hall; and the replacement of the penthouse roof at Exley Science Center.

All projects are scheduled for completion before the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

Several major maintenance and capital projects are taking place on the Wesleyan campus this summer.

Several major maintenance and capital projects are taking place on the Wesleyan campus this summer.

The projects are designed to support Wesleyan’s ultimate goal of creating a more interconnected and sustainable campus.

The projects are designed to support Wesleyan’s ultimate goal of creating a more interconnected and sustainable campus.

Crews are replacing the underground steam line, from the central power plant to the west side of High Street.

Crews are replacing the underground steam line, from the central power plant to the west side of High Street.

The asphalt sidewalks are being replaced throughout the Foss Hill complex.

The asphalt sidewalks are being replaced throughout the Foss Hill complex.

Transformer replacements are taking place at Olin Memorial Library.

Transformer replacements are taking place at Olin Memorial Library.

The work at Olin is one of the major utilities infrastructure improvements scheduled this summer.

The work at Olin is one of the major utilities infrastructure improvements scheduled this summer.

Workers installed a new generator at Judd Hall in early June.

Workers installed a new generator at Judd Hall in early June.

Renovations continue in several laboratories at Hall-Atwater, Exley Science Center, and Judd Hall.

Renovations continue in several laboratories at Hall-Atwater, Exley Science Center, and Judd Hall.

All projects are scheduled to be completed by the time students return for the 2015-2016 school year.

All projects are scheduled to be completed by the time students return for the 2015-2016 school year. (Photos by Laurie Kenney)