Facilities Notifications

Cochrane-Woods Art Center Office Renovation

July 13, 2022

Construction activity will start on/about Monday, June 13, to renovate the Administrative Office Room 166 at the CWAC. 

The construction activity includes: 

  • Convert the administrative room on the southwest side of the building into two usable offices. The new offices will have new lighting, electrical, mechanical, finishes, and furniture. 
  • A shared dumpster with a Smart Museum project will be placed on the east side of the Young Building parking lot. 

Throughout construction, the campus community can expect the following: 

  • Access to the loading dock will be maintained throughout construction. 
  • There will be noise associated with certain work activity. 
  • Building access will be maintained. 
  • Signage will be in place, as needed. 
  • Scheduled completion is by end of day, Friday, Sept. 16. 

For questions, please contact Carlos Martinez, project manager, at cimartinez@uchicago.edu.

Thank you for your patience throughout this project. 


Smart Museum-Education Study Room Renovation

July 13, 2022

Construction activity will start on/about Monday, June 13, to renovate the Education Study Room at the Smart Museum. 

The construction activity includes: 

  • Convert the existing study area into a larger study room. Removal of an existing interior wall. Relocating existing mechanical and electrical systems, installing new light fixtures, furniture, finishes, and tile flooring. Reconfigure coat room. 
  • A shared dumpster with a CWAC project will be placed on the east side of the Young Building parking lot. 

Throughout construction, the campus community can expect the following: 

  • Access to the loading dock will be maintained throughout construction. 
  • There will be noise associated with certain work activities. 
  • Building access will be maintained. 
  • Signage will be in place, as needed. 
  • Scheduled completion is by end of the day, Friday, Sept. 16. 

For questions, please contact Carlos Martinez, project manager, at cimartinez@uchicago.edu.

Thank you for your patience throughout this project. 


Underground Tunnel Repair and Hatch Replacement

July 13, 2022

Tunnel and Hatch work at the multiple locations, as shown on the graphic, is scheduled to start on various dates: 7/18, 7/20, 7/27 (2-sites), and 8/4.

Particularly bringing to your attention the work scheduled to start on 7/18 and 7/20, at the east and west side of Searle, respectively. For the work at the east side of Searle, a main quad vehicle access permit has been obtained.

The campus community can expect the following when work occurs at each site: All work activities will be noisy at times and there will digging and equipment at each site. The daily work schedule at each location starts at 7 a.m. Signage will be posted, as needed when walkways are impacted. Fencing will be installed at sites.

All work graphic

Please note: the Underground Tunnel Repair project at 58th and University is a unique worksite in that there will be walkway, traffic, and parking impacts throughout the summer. A start of construction notification was distributed in May and it can be found at https://facilities.uchicago.edu/bulletins/

For questions about the underground tunnel repairs and the hatch cover replacements, please contact Sarosh Saleem, project manager, at saleems@uchicago.edu.


International House-interior renovation

July 1, 2022

Renovations to the Reception Area and to the All-Gender Restroom are scheduled to start on Monday, July 11. Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The campus community can expect the following:

·   Noise will be loud, at times, when demolition occurs.

·   All walkways and entrances will remain open.

·   Reception area will be closed off to construction staff, only 

·   Utility disconnections such as electric and water service may occur from time to time and will be coordinated in advance with FS-Operations. 

I-House Project graphic

Please direct questions to Meraj Khan, project manager, at t-9meraj@uchicago.edu.

Thank you for your patience during this work.


Ryerson Debris Removal

June 24, 2022

Ryerson debris removal is scheduled to start on Monday, June 27. Please see the attached graphic showing the placement of a debris dumpster on 57th Street between the University and Ellis.

Debris removal is scheduled to complete by end of the day, July 1.

For questions, please contact Carlos Martinez, project manager, at cimartinez@uchicago.edu.


Ryerson Laboratory – Renovation of office spaces

June 1, 2022

Construction activity to renovate vacant offices at Ryerson is expected to start in mid-June. Once completed, the offices will be occupied. Currently, the actual start of work date remains TBD.

The construction activity includes: 

  • Interior renovation of approximately 24,202 SF of vacant office space on the 1st and 2nd floors of Ryerson Lab, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the annex. Scope of work to include patch and paint, new carpet tile, acoustic ceiling tiles, new light fixtures, new IT / AV. Address water migration in the basement.
  • A dumpster will be placed on the west side of the building between the breezeway of Ryerson and the Annex.
  • Excavation of the north side of the Ryerson Building and excavation on the southeast side of the annex.

Throughout construction, the campus community can expect the following:

  • Access to the loading dock will be maintained throughout construction.
  • There will be noise associated with certain work activity.
  • Building access will be maintained.
  • Signage will be in place, as needed.
  • Scheduled completion is by end of day, Friday, Sept. 16.

For questions, please contact Carlos Martinez, project manager at cimartinez@uchicago.edu.

Thank you for your patience throughout this project. 


Bartlett Commons - Phase 1 Facade improvements

May 9, 2022

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, mobilization will start at Bartlett Commons. There will be site fencing and scaffolding installed in preparation for façade repairs and restoration that continue throughout the summer. The below graphic shows the schedule of work at the site. Please note, that summer 2022 is phase 1 of the project and phase 2 is scheduled for spring/summer 2023. The building will be a construction site through Sept. 2023.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • The use of construction vehicles and a crane will be ongoing.
  • A noise and dust mitigation plan will be followed throughout construction.
  • Walkways will be temporarily unavailable as shown in the graphic; signage will inform pedestrians of alternate routes.
  • Workers will be on-site each day until 3:30 p.m.; Saturday work will be scheduled, as needed.

Bartlett Project graphic

For questions, please contact Patrick Lummen, project manager, at 616.437.3755 or plummen@uchicago.edu.


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