Facilities

Projects & Strategic Initiatives

Current & Recent Projects

Project Details Completion
Atherton Union 3rd Floor Restrooms In summer 2013, new exhaust fans and LED lights were installed. In summer 2014, new low flow fixtures (toilets, urinals and sinks) will be installed and architectural changes will improve accessibility and overall appearance of these restrooms. Summer 2014
Campus Master Plan Update The 2001 Campus Master plan is being updated to accommodate Butler's growing student population. Ongoing
Gallahue/Holcomb Patio Upgrade New furniture, plantings, electrical and wireless upgrades were installed. Completed Aug. 2013
Hinkle Fieldhouse Renovation

Hinkle Fieldhouse is undergoing a $34 million renovation to extend the building's life, improve the student-athlete experience and provide a friendlier fan experience.

The Hinkle Construction Camera is back up and running! (Updated 02/07/14)

Construction Updates.

Hinkle Campaign webpage.

Oct. 2014
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts

This 36,000 sq ft. building provides a practice and performance venue for the JCA departments of Dance, Music, and Theater.

Schrott Center achieves LEED Gold!

Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts webpage.

Completed May 2013
I Parking Lot Construction The new I Parking lot creates space for 400 vehicles to park adjacent to the recreation fields. Sept. 2013
Irwin Library Steps and Fountain Restoration The main entrance steps were completely replaced and the fountain in the center of the lobby was restored to near-original condition. Completed Aug. 2013
Jordan Hall 2nd & 3rd Floor East End Restrooms In summer 2013, new exhaust fans, mechanical heating and cooling units, ceilings and LED lights were installed. In summer 2014, new low flow fixtures (toilets, urinals and sinks) will be installed and architectural changes will improve accessibility and overall appearance of these restrooms. Summer 2014 
Jordan Hall Tuckpointing    Ongoing
Resco Roof Replacement    Completed Aug. 2013

Recent Strategic Initiatives

S.H.A.R.E. (Student Housing Annual Restoration Effort)

S.H.A.R.E., Facilities' key strategic initiative for 2013 calendar year, was developed to improve the cleaning and maintenance of residential buildings during the summer.  Challenges of these tasks are working around summer school schedules, conferences, and other events, including the turnover of 133 rooms during commencement weekend in less than 36 hours.

S.H.A.R.E.'s goals:

  1. Improve communication
  2. Eliminate silos within the division
  3. Reduce overtime
  4. Lower employee stress caused by overtime and high workload

Since the implementation of S.H.A.R.E., noticeable benefits include improved communication and improved relationships across many departments:  Residence Life, Conferences & Special Events, Internship & Career Services, Academic Affairs, Information Technology.  Increased support and operational awareness has also been displayed within the Facilities staff.