|September 2010||Vol. 1 No. 2|
The renovation of Tucker Hall included the replacement of the building's plumbing and air conditioning system, roof replacement, asbestos abatement, and structural systems and technology upgrades.
Outside Tucker Hall
Charles Winterwood Theatre
Backstage dressing room
There are many construction projects that are currently underway at Florida A&M University. From Sampson and Young, two prominent male residential halls, to the completed Tucker Hall, which will open for the 2010 fall semester, FAMU’s campus is experiencing a construction boom.
Renovations will soon begin on the Gore Education Complex.
According to Samuel Houston, director of facility planning and construction, the following is a listing of the projects:
Tucker Hall Remodeling and Renovation
Tucker Hall is located at 515 Orr Drive between Coleman Library and the Gore Education Complex. The project scope included restoration of the building’s envelope, replacement of the building’s plumbing and air conditioning system, total replacement of the electrical wiring, complete roof replacement, asbestos abatement, structural systems upgrades, and correction of life safety, ADA standards and technology upgrades. Renovation of offices, classrooms and the Charles Winterwood Theater were also included in the project scope. The project cost and funding was $24.7 million and opened this fall.
Hansel E. Tookes Student Recreation Center Phase II
The Hansel E. Tookes Student Recreation Center Phase II, located on the main campus at the corner of Wahnish Way and Ocseola St., involves the design and construction of a recreational facility, which will house multipurpose basketball, volleyball, and racquetball courts.
The project, which will cost approximately $2.8 million in construction, is scheduled to be completed January 2011.
The recreation fields are located adjacent to the phase II portion of the Hansel E. Tookes Student Recreation Center (south of the addition). The new recreation fields will provide the FAMU students with an area of their own in the same proximity of the Recreation Center for outdoor sports such as softball, baseball, soccer and golf.
With the interior activities at the Recreation Center and the outdoor sports in the same area, the students have a complete, state-of-the-art recreational complex.
The project will cost approximately $3.55 million.
Jones Hall Renovation
Jones Hall is located on the main campus at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Palmer Ave. This project involves the renovation of the biology, chemistry and physics facilities.
Project cost and funding planning construction and F&E (furniture and equipment) is $12.6 million. It is scheduled to be completed January 2011.
Sampson Hall and Young Hall
Sampson and Young Halls, located on the main campus west of Coleman Library and off Pender Drive, involves the renovation, rehabilitation and preservation of two historic dormitories. Sampson and Young will house a total of 238 students. Each building will be a mix of social spaces and amenities such as lounge, public ADA restrooms, kitchenette, laundry, storage, a computer lab and offices.
The project will cost approximately $14.2 million, and it is scheduled to be completed August 2011.
FAMU is also going to construct an 800-bed suite-style residential facility near the student service center.
Pharmacy Phase II
Pharmacy Phase II, located on the main campus at the corner of Bronough and Pershing Streets, involves the designing and constructing of a state-of-the-art study area for groups up to 40 students, teaching labs, offices and pharmacy practice in support of pharmacology, pharmaceutics, microbiology, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology and an animal laboratory facility.
This project, which will cost $30.9 million at final build-out, is scheduled to be completed by fiscal year 2013-2014.
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Phase III
FAMU/FSU College of Engineering Phase III is located at the Innovation Park, a high technology industrial research park managed jointly by governmental and private sectors located near the campuses of both FAMU and FSU.
This project involves the new construction in support of recently approved and implemented programs requiring further expansion of graduate programs with research support nearing $40 million with specialized laboratory space.
Project cost, funding planning construction and F&E (furniture and equipment) is $32 million. The project design is underway and a completion date has not been determined.
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