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Architecture addition construction slated

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 24 - March 21, 1996

The architecture addition project will provide approximately 42,000 gross square feet of new space to accommodate College of Architecture and Urban Studies academic programs.

The facility will be constructed as a two-story underground addition to Cowgill Hall in the existing open plaza area defined by Cowgill, Hancock, Burruss, and Johnston halls. Construction is slated to begin in early April and be completed in late fall 1997.

The accompanying graphic illustrates the actual area to be fenced during the entire construction phase and those areas in which public access will necessarily be restricted for construction purposes on an intermittent basis.

Use of the Johnston Hall dining terrace, and existing handicapped access from the plaza to Cowgill and Hancock halls, will not be available for the duration of construction. A temporary ramp will provide handicapped access from Turner Street to Hancock Hall. Access to Cowgill via existing east and west first-floor stair entrances will continue.

Expected outages of utilities, including water and chilled water, will be scheduled to minimize community impact. Rock-excavation blasting will be limited to evenings and weekends. Anyone requiring specific notification prior to blasting should contact fpcrdl@vt.edu and request notification.