The next time you enter the Education Tower, you may be asked to take a detour.
That’s because construction is just about to begin on the ground floor of the 14 storey building. “A space previously occupied by Continuing Education will soon become the new home of the Werklund Foundation Youth Leadership in Education, Graduate Programs in Education and International Engagement offices,” explains Dennis Sumara, dean of the education faculty.
“There may be some times when an entrance or exit will be temporarily closed, or when there’s a little bit of dust in the air,” he says. “But I can assure you the construction crew will keep the disruption to a minimum, and when the work is done, we’ll have an incredible new space to enjoy.”
Another important factor in the renovation and re-development is safety. “Our paramount goal is to keep our students, faculty, staff and visitors to the building safe while this project is underway,” says Sumara. “We’ll make sure to give people plenty of notice of the work being done so they can plan accordingly.”
Once this first reno project is complete, the faculty will turn its attention to a second project, which will see work done on the elevators, heating and cooling systems, hallways, bathrooms, and other public spaces in the Education Tower.
Get regular updates and information on the renovations.