(June 10, 2020) – Construction of the Student Success Center is now complete. Facilities began construction of the 30,000 square foot center, located south of the Graduate School and Research Building (GSR) and North Paseo Building (NPB), in the summer of 2019. The center, comprised of forty-six modular units connected to make one large complex, was designed to consolidate academic advising and enhance the experience of students seeking advising services.
The Facilities Engineering and Project Management (E&PM) team managed the project from the design phase to completion. This required preparing the site of the new center months in advance of the arrival of the units in mid-January 2020, and included initial site work, planning and coordinating the delivery of the units, installation of a transformer, tie-in of utilities and installation of a fire lane that connected Cook Road and Devine Avenue. The team also oversaw the relocation of the security gate on Cook Road and the installation of a temporary road that accessed the student union from University Center Road, during construction.
Once all of the modular units were in place, E&PM oversaw the process of transforming them into one cohesive building. Additional work included the construction of brick facade on the exterior of the building, delivery and arrangement of office furniture, and the movement of office equipment from the advisors’ current office to the new center. Landscaping around the building is forthcoming and will be completed before final move in later this summer.