Construction Update: Pardon Our Dust

This summer begins a busy construction season as phase one of Cook Hall renovations begin this summer. We ask for your flexibility with noise and construction traffic, and we will give as much forewarning and accommodation as we are able. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Vicki Janowiak at extension 3565 or

Both Cook Hall and Main Building renovations are considered the first phase of two phase projects. Fall 2013 and winter 2014 construction phases will include Sneden Hall and the Learning Resource Center.

Here is the construction schedule, much of which begins today:

Cook Hall Capital Outlay Project:

  • G2 and G1 parking ramps are unavailable (effective May 1).
  • Contractors will begin placing Dumpsters for demolition on Bostwick Commons and in Winchester Alley today.
  • Staging equipment is being placed on Bostwick Commons, Winchester Alley and in Cook Hall.
  • Evacuation of the fourth and fifth floors of Cook will be completed this week of May 6; two Dumpsters will be placed on Bostwick Avenue and several in Winchester Alley.
  • Demolition and material deliveries for the fourth and fifth floors begin May 8; double shifts will allow demolition to be complete in five days.
  • The third floor will be retained for dental programs only the first seven weeks of summer, then the demolition and construction cycle begins.
  • The Cool Hall elevator will be dedicated to construction use beginning May 13; pedestrian traffic will be directed to the Main Building elevators.

Main Building Bond Funded Project:

  • Demolition and construction preparations begin today.
  • Will receive fire suppressant and new windows throughout.
  • The second and fourth floors will be construction zones and off limits.
  • The Lake Michigan Credit Union will be closed July 22 through Aug. 9; otherwise, access will be maintained though the construction zone.
  • Winchester Alley will be closed behind Cook Hall, although open for GRCCePrint, AT&T and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
  • The English department has moved to CPP; you’ll find its offices on fhe fourth and fifth floors.
  • The health tutoring lab has moved to CSC 103.
  • Language arts and math tutoring labs have all moved to the Learning Resource Center.
  • The business tutoring lab is in the Applied Technology Center.

The renderings included here show what Cook Hall will look like after two years:

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One thought on “Construction Update: Pardon Our Dust

  1. The Business department offices are being permanently relocated as well. We will be on the third floor of College Park Plaza.
    The Business Tutoring Lab will be in room 231 at the ATC.

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