Renovation and creation of the Learning Commons will proceed in phases so that library services can be maintained throughout the project. Completion is expected in May - June 2014. The following schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, so please check this site for the latest updates.
Add-on work begins for automatic doors
Soundproofing for stairwells is being designed
Study Grounds Cafe opens
Work continues on punch list items
Punch list items continue to be addressed.
The Library Common is open.Work continues to ready the Study Grounds Cafe.
Furnishing and equipment begin to arrive.
Substantial Completion Review
Lobby construction begins and the construction wall is removed.
Equipment and furnishing orders begin.
Phase 2 demolition and construction begins.
All interior selections made.
Going forward on new construction.
Abatement is complete.
Demolition is complete.
Learning Commons construction begins
Start construction bid process
December 2012 to June 2013
Phase 3 architectural design process with COTERA+REED Architects
Project approved and funded for Phase II (Library Learning Commons)
Architects meet with Tarleton students and future partners to gather ideas for learning commons
October 2012 to March 2013
Phase 2 construction of CII and faculty support offices at the library
June 2012 to September 2012
Phase 1 construction of expanded library storage in Tarleton Center basement
Held student focus groups on their future library needs
January 2012 to July 2012
Phase 1 and 2 architectural design process with COTERA+REED Architects
Project approved and funded for Phase I (Tarleton Center basement) and Phase II (create CII offices at DSL)
Surveyed students on “General Satisfaction” with the library
Executive Cabinet endorses concept paper from Dick Smith Library (DSL) and Center for Instructional Innovation (CII) for a three phase project that 1) expands library storage in the Tarleton Center basement; 2) moves CII and Faculty Support offices to the DSL; and 3) creates a Student Learning Commons on the main floor of the DSL.