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Division of Facilities News

Category: April 2017

Construction Project Highlights & Space Migration Moves

By Diana Hutchison, Director of Campus Planning

Campus construction during the last year has kept the Campus Planning project managers fully engaged.  The College of Business was occupied fall of 2016 and the following projects are still in construction:


                                               Chilled Water Plant                                                                                      Jack Carlson, Project Manager

Work has been completed on the New Chiller Plant and the installation of chilled water lines. Work continues for converting existing buildings to the new chilled water loop. (Above: New Mechanical Room in Bluemont)


                            Seaton Hall Expansion and Renovation                                                               Emmy Chamberlin, Project Manager

Work continues in all areas of this project. All areas in Seaton East and Mechanics Hall are being renovated. A new building linking Seaton East to Mechanics Hall is enclosed and interior spaces are being fitted out.  Occupancy is scheduled for Fall 2017.


                            KSU Student Union & Union Courtyard                                                                 David McMullen, Project Manager

The food venue began opening in Fall of 2016. Call Hall and Radina’s are finishing construction and opening dates should be announced in the near future. Work continues in the Little Theater, Bluemont Room, and the restaurant/pub.  The restaurant/pub will be operated by Housing and Dining.  A grand opening has been tentatively scheduled for October 2017. Visit http://union.k-state.edu/ for building access updates.


                           Trotter Third Floor Anatomy Lab Remodel                                                                Jeremy Sharp, Project Manager

Construction will begin in mid-May for the renovation of the third floor of Trotter Hall. Second floor rooms will be closed for the summer for installation of new plumbing and electrical to serve the third floor above.  The second floor rooms will be reopened for Fall 2017. The third floor renovations for the anatomy lab are scheduled to complete and the space ready for occupancy for Spring semester 2018.


Space Migration Moves

The following is an update for Space Migration Department Relocations.

  • Waters Hall (Rooms 220-230 & 240-243) Improvements to the space to occur this summer and College of Ag is to move Fall of 2017.
  • Lafene Mercy – Via Christi will vacate leased space summer of 2017. Lafene, Human Nutrition, Athletic training, Telecom, and Counseling Services have been assigned space in the vacated space. Improvements to the space will begin this summer and relocations will occur as work has been completed. Updated information can be found at:





Congratulations to Arturo Sias III (HVAC Tech Sr. for Zone 3) and his wife, Ashley, on the arrival of their baby boy on April 1stArturo Sias IV arrived at 8lbs, 1oz and 22 inches long. Arturo Sias Jr. (Painter Sr. for Zone 3) and his wife, Cindy, are the proud grandparents.


(Left: Arturo Sias III (Dad) and Arturo Sias Jr. (Grandpa) pose with newest addition to the Sias family)




Congratulations to Kit Tebbut (GMRT in Moving & Hauling) and his wife, Diane, on the arrival of their son, Andrew River Tebbutt (who will go by “River”) on February 1st. River weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches long.


(Right: Proud daddy, Kit Tebbutt, snuggles with baby River.)


Brandon Weber was hired as a Refrigeration and AC Service Technician Senior. He will be working for Lynn Schwandt in Vet Med.


Gabriel Moody was hired as a Custodial Specialist. He will be working for Patrick Lancaster.

Ruta Uy was hired as a Custodial Specialist. She will be working for Steve Greinke.

Keatron Colbert was hired as a Custodial Specialist. He will be working for Gerry Negron.

Sandra Bollin was hired as a Custodial Specialist. She will be working for Gerry Negron.

William Whalen was hired as a Custodial Specialist. He will be working for Gerry Negron

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