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Clemson University Main Campus Developments

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I could not find another thread on developments in the main campus. Of course we know of the other developments like ICAR, DT Greenville space, and the upcoming Charleston post-grad campus...so its time to shift to the heart of #solidorange!

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First off is the new Biological Sciences building on the back side of campus. I have yet to hear a name for it yet, but it looks nice so I cant wait to have classes in it starting next semester! The building opens in about 2-3 weeks.

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Next up is the indoor Football practice facility near the indoor track building.

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And dont get use to the West End Zone look. I believe Phase III starts at the end of this season.

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And dont get use to the West End Zone look. I believe Phase III starts at the end of this season.

Yep. http://www.orangeandwhite.com/news/2011/jan/14/clemson-unveils-major-50-million-athletics-facilit/

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Lee Hall was dedicated April 13th after a 31.6 million dollar renovation. http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/4212

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Some interesting earth friendly facts:

The building is zero-energy-ready, designed to offset all of its energy consumption with its own renewable energy. Energy savings began with the decision to use construction materials, some with recycled content, from sources within 500 miles of campus. This reduced the carbon footprint of the project, a key factor in sustainability.

An energy dashboard provides real-time data on temperature, humidity, energy and water use. Heating and cooling are geothermal. Natural light is provided by 53 external and internal skylights. The skylights and window walls minimize the need for lighting during daylight hours.

Building occupants check monitors that indicate when conditions are conducive to natural ventilation, provided through both manually and mechanically operated windows.

The 30,000-square-foot sedum roof is the largest university Garden Roof in the southeastern United States. Pervious paving materials on the site allow stormwater to seep into the ground instead of municipal treatment systems.

The new Academic Success Center was recently completed ($13.7 million project). http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/4183

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Clemson needed these last two projects badly. The pedestrian bridge by SC 93 is needed as well. That sidewalk is too narrow for the amount of people that use it.

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Very much so. I think the highway 93 has been approved, just waiting for the build to start (perhaps some funding/state approval issues).

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The Trustees put the final nail in the coffin to Union and old Johnstone Hall on Friday.

"the concept stage of a 260,000-square-foot core campus construction project for new student housing and dining facilities. The total project includes approximately 700 beds, dining facilities, a convenience store, offices and shared seminar and meeting space for faculty and students. The new construction will be adjacent to Johnstone Residence Hall, Harcombe Dining Hall and the University Union, most of which will be demolished by 2020. Construction is set to begin in 2014. The total project cost is estimated to be $98.4 million."

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The Trustees put the final nail in the coffin to Union and old Johnstone Hall on Friday.

"the concept stage of a 260,000-square-foot core campus construction project for new student housing and dining facilities. The total project includes approximately 700 beds, dining facilities, a convenience store, offices and shared seminar and meeting space for faculty and students. The new construction will be adjacent to Johnstone Residence Hall, Harcombe Dining Hall and the University Union, most of which will be demolished by 2020. Construction is set to begin in 2014. The total project cost is estimated to be $98.4 million."

Unfortunately this is what they have been planning for 20 years. I'll believe it when I see construction. Plus they just renovated Harcombe. I don't get Clemson as this is one of the ugliest buildings on campus and is right by places that people always see on tours (Tillman, Fort Mill, the quad and Death Valley). I will be ecstatic when Johnstone gets demolished. Luckily I never lived there but have known some people who have and visited them. It's a great location on campus though but I always lived on the East side.

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Took some photos of the new P&A extension...

 

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Interesting feature. The building has its own "holding areas" for water runoff.

 

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They started prep work on this. Some of the trees have been cut and their are survey lines sprayed on.

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Thanks for sharing the pics!

 

The improvements around Riggs Field will be a much needed upgrade to pedestrian safety along Hwy 93. Can't wait to see this completed!

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Clemson's Lee Hall won an American Institute of Architects design achievement award, one of only 11 awarded this year. :good:

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From today:

 

 - gave concept approval for a new outdoor wellness and fitness center on Hartwell Lake west of central campus. The facility will include approximately16,000 square feet of climate-controlled activity and support space and approximately 15,000 square feet of unheated space for outdoor-covered programming.

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Rumor has it that the Board of Trustees is seriously considering replacing LittleJohn... Improvement on current Basketball facilities is on hold until decision.

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Though not on the site, appears Clemson will be designing an addition to the Coca-Cola HQ in Atlanta.

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Final approval has been given to the Douthit Hills Dorm project. I have talked to people in the know on this and it will be an urban setting with a small grocery store, places to eat, etc.

 

Concept approvals were also made for the new B&BS building which will go up next to Lee III.

 

http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/4842/clemson-trustees-approve-restructuring-capital-projects/

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Final approval has been given to the Douthit Hills Dorm project. I have talked to people in the know on this and it will be an urban setting with a small grocery store, places to eat, etc.

 

Concept approvals were also made for the new B&BS building which will go up next to Lee III.

 

http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/4842/clemson-trustees-approve-restructuring-capital-projects/

 

Very excited about the Douthit Hills Project. This is going to be a big undertaking and will help the presence of Clemson on that end of the road. They need to really push for this urban setting to kind of mesh downtown Clemson with the university. Hopefully they will add sidewalks to that side of 93...

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I went past the highway 93 ped improvement today. They are almost done. They were starting to install the new bleachers today. After that, looks like its just clean up work and some landscaping.

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I went past the highway 93 ped improvement today. They are almost done. They were starting to install the new bleachers today. After that, looks like its just clean up work and some landscaping.

 

If you go by, you should try to grab some pics of it. Also of the new Publix center.

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If you go by, you should try to grab some pics of it. Also of the new Publix center.

 

Im still rather mad about the Publix. Removing half a hill is not a sensible thing to do.

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CLEMSON — Clemson University trustees reviewed a series of proposed athletic facility capital projects at its quarterly meeting Friday, giving final approval to a pair while granting pre-approval to six for future development.

Upgrades to Doug Kingsmore Stadium and the third phase of the WestZone complex at Memorial Stadium received final approval from the board.

The pre-concept approval status allows the athletic department and IPTAY to commission further studies and begin fundraising efforts. Included in the proposed facilities: 1) a rebuilt basketball arena on the current site of Littlejohn Coliseum; 2) a new academic center as part of the core campus project; 3) the construction of a letter winner’s area and meeting space at Memorial Stadium; 4) complete suite renovation at Memorial Stadium; 5) a new football operations facility; and 6) significant upgrades to the tennis complex.

“Clemson has consistently been in the forefront of athletic facilities and accommodations for our student athletes,” director of athletics Dan Radakovich said. “These projects provide a roadmap to continuing Clemson’s tradition of excellence in our facilities.”

The trustees approved a resolution to request issuance of state institution bonds, not exceeding $23.7 million, to build Spaulding Paolozzi Center, home of Clemson’s architecture and historic preservation programs in Charleston

The board also approved a resolution to request issuance of state institution bonds, not exceeding $10 million, for an expansion to Freeman Hall, home of the industrial engineering department on campus.

The proposal for new Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in criminal justice gained the board’s acceptance. The degree programs will prepare students for careers in criminal justice and law enforcement, as well as in policy, law and human rights.

In other action, the trustees voted to:

  • acquire 3.23 acres of the USDA vegetable lab property in Charleston,
  • approve a PSA regulatory services lease for CAT building in Pendleton and
  • accept the gift of one acre of land adjacent to the genetic center in Greenwood

The trustees elected John N. (Nicky) McCarter Jr. of Hopkins as vice chairman of the board. He became a trustee in 2008. McCarter graduated from Clemson in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in administration management, and he is president of Defender Services.

 

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The big news for myself s that Phase III of the West End Zone was given the final go ahead.

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From what I have heard, if final approval is given, LittleJohn will be "gutted" and the team will play at BSHA in Greenville.

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From what I have heard, if final approval is given, LittleJohn will be "gutted" and the team will play at BSHA in Greenville.

BSWA?

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