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Sciences Renovation and Expansion Project Phases

Business Building Construction

Campus Construction

Whether it's minor maintenance or major construction, Butler's 300+ acre campus is continually evolving, further distinguishing our urban University as a national and global school of choice.

Furthermore, Butler's campus evolution is an intentional effort toward advancing our educational mission through superior campus amenities, as directed by the Butler 2020 Strategic Initiative

While the following campus construction projects and infrastructure enhancements may seem like dusty inconveniences, the end result will undoubtedly position Butler University as  an innovative leader in the creation and delivery of transformative student-centered learning experiences that prepare graduates to make a meaningful impact in the world.

Parking & Directions

With several construction and improvement projects currently ongoing, campus accessibility and parking will be greatly impacted throughout the 2015-16 academic year. Butler is dedicated to being a welcoming place for all people, and your accessibility to campus is our priority.

Butler 2020

We are in the midst of achieving a bold vision for the future of our University. A vision that challenges us to strengthen our commitments while striving to continue distinguishing Butler as a school of choice and increase our national prominence by the year 2020. Many of these projects are part of that vision.

Campus Projects

LSB Building

The new building for the Lacy School of Business is Complete

The new building for the Lacy School of Business is officially open for classes this semester. The new Coffee Café inside is now open as well, featuring coffee brews and fresh selections from the Illinois Street Food Emporium.

Sciences Renovation and Expansion Project is Underway

The new sciences renovation and expansion project has started. Phases I and II of the project have a predicted 18-month timeline, and will start with the creation of a connector building linking Gallahue Hall and the Holcomb Building.

The Phase I expansion will add nearly 44,000 square feet, as well as a nearly 13,200 square-foot atrium.

The $100 million project is expected to last 36-months, with Phase I and II lasting about 18 months.

The Holcomb Building loading dock and trash service will remain open throughout construction, allowing for pickup and deliveries. Likewise, Campus Impressions and the Purchasing Office will remain open and accessible in the basement of Holcomb for the duration of the project. The IT Help Desk and related staff will continue operations on the third floor of Holcomb for the 2019-2020 academic year before relocating to a temporary location to be determined.

Hinkle Fieldhouse Renovations Nearing Completion

Planned summer renovations to Hinkle Fieldhouse are currently wrapping up. A new men’s soccer locker room has been completed. HVAC, lighting, and banner installations in the main arena will conclude in August. And, new flooring, lighting, and amenities in the Efroymson Family Gym will be finished in mid-September.

Later this fall, additional lighting and security cameras will be added to the Hinkle parking lot as well.

Plum Market at C-Club Installation and Other Dining Services Changes Coming

This summer, Butler welcomed a new campus dining partner in Bon Appetit Management Company. The Palo Alto, California based firm will operate the Marketplace at Atherton Union, the new Plum Market at C-Club, the ResCo Dining Hall, the new building for the Lacy School of Business Coffee Café, Starbucks, Trip’s Corner Market at the Apartment Village, and the Nutrition Café at HRC.

While subtle updates will be noticed in many campus dining locations, big changes are coming to the former C-Club. The lower level of Atherton Union has been gutted and will reopen in mid-fall semester as Plum Market at C-Club, a modern convenience retailer offering natural, organic, local, and specialty items. The renovation will also include new flooring, furniture, fixtures, and other amenities.

For information on Butler Dining, including locations, hours, pricing, menus, nutritional information, and more, visit their website.

Floodwall Efforts Coming to Fruition

The U.S. Army Corps. of Engineer’s efforts to install the Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project are nearing completion. In Holcomb Gardens specifically, crews are working to include a paved pedestrian pathway along the new floodwall, complete with decorative lighting. Construction in Holcomb Gardens is expected to be completed by October.

Meanwhile, the University, Town of Rocky Ripple, and City of Indianapolis continue to work collaboratively toward additional flood control measures to protect Rocky Ripple and Butler’s West Campus.

Sunset Ave. Parking Garage Retail

Two new tenants have been identified for the retail spaces in the Sunset Ave. Parking Garage locations formally occupied by Scotty’s Dawghouse and Pita Pit. Official announcements are forthcoming once leases are signed. In addition, the University continues to explore options for the former Metro Diner location and undeveloped space next door.

Clowes Memorial Hall Production Lot

The Clowes Memorial Hall loading dock has been reworked to improve the functionality for loading and unloading of materials. Meanwhile, the production lot will receive permanent perimeter fencing to improve back lot security.

Jordan Hall Southeast Entrance and Greenhouse

Changes to the southwest mall, leading to the southeast entrance of Jordan Hall, including the removal of roadways and installation of new pedestrian pathways.

The greenhouse structure on the south side of Jordan Hall is in the midst of being replaced with new HVAC systems, furniture, and exterior tuckpointing [Office1] occurring through September and October.

Irwin Library Upgrades

Irwin Library will be getting lighting upgrades on the first and second floors. The northwest quad will be developed as an additional study area which is targeted to finish by the end of this semester.

South Campus Main Building Roof Replacement

A new roof has been installed on the South Campus Main Building, with site restoration continuing through the end of August. Meanwhile, roof metal work, skylights and new lighting will be completed by the end of September.

BUPD Dispatch Office

Renovations to the BUPD dispatch area have commenced. Upgrades will include new walls, carpet, paint, and desk to improve the functionality of campus police dispatch. Work is expected to be completed by November.

Campus Signage & Bollards

Throughout the academic year, exterior campus signage will be updated while bollards will be replaced. The new bollards will feature LED technology and match campus light poles.

Although we try to anticipate as much as possible, we know unforeseen issues will arise related to traffic, parking, and events. Please refer to the following staff for any inquiries, feedback, or concerns.