Summer Building Update
One Year Later
After breaking ground just over a year ago, construction on the SAMU building is progressing quickly. With the building opening penned for Fall 2019, we’ve got some exciting updates to share!
Keeping it Mossy
One of the coolest features of the building, the moss wall, has officially been installed. We may not have any moss on it yet, but if you mosey on down to 109 St. you can see our wall standing proud! The moss wall will span all three floors of the building and will offer students in the quiet study space even more noise reduction (yea, moss is cool).
You wanted food? We’re getting food! The Executive Committee is hard at work to secure four food retailers for the SAMU building. Decisions about vendors are not being taken lightly —we take food VERY seriously— so it may be some time before we can announce anything. SAMU is committed to working with establishments that offer what students have been asking for — affordable food options.
Part of the downside about construction is… well, construction. The new addition to campus is being built over, under and on both sides of the 109 St. pedway which means the pedway will need to close periodically to keep students and faculty safe. In fact, a large portion of the current pedway has already been demolished in order to accommodate the new building. As of now, there is permanent hoarding around the existing pedway to ensure construction doesn’t impede foot traffic throughout the school year.
There is a lot going on with the SAMU building right now, more than we can talk about in one blog post, so here are a few bullet points about the things we are working on.
- Building 8 is currently undergoing renovations to reinforce the roof in order support the additional snow loads expected from the addition of the SAMU building.
- Over the next few months, SAMU will be making decisions on décor including furniture.
- The steel frame is being prepared for installation in August 2018.