A Look Inside: Interior Mood Board

There are a lot of decisions that have to be made during a renovation or construction project. One of the tools the interior designers have used to help visualize the final product is a mood board. Here is the interior mood board for the color finishes in Chittenden Hall.

Mood Board with Paint and Flooring Colors

Fun Fact: Dean Karen Klomparens, who had final say on the choices, is an avid bird watcher. Could that have played a role in her choice of “Blue Peacock” and “Gull Gray,” or is it just a coincidence?

A Look Inside: Floor Plans

We’ve shown you the inside in its rough construction form. Have you wondered what the final outcome will be? Take a look at the floor plans to see what will be housed inside Chittenden Hall when it opens later this fall.

Floor Plan: Chittenden Hall, Garden Level

Floor Plan: Chittenden Hall, Garden Level

Floor Plan: Chittenden Hall, First Floor

Floor Plan: Chittenden Hall, First Floor

Floor Plan: Chittenden Hall, Second Floor

Floor Plan: Chittenden Hall, Second Floor

Road Closure Update

If you drive on campus, heads up! A memo from Infrastructure Planning and Facilities notes that some campus construction traffic patterns will be changing tomorrow.

FROM:             Andy Linebaugh, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

SUBJECT:         Infrastructure Improvements – North Campus Construction Project Communication Notice

Starting tomorrow afternoon, July 12, 2014, the temporary two-way traffic on West Circle Drive between Kalamazoo Street and Auditorium Road will be removed, and one-way traffic will be restored. West Circle Drive from Auditorium Road to the Linton Hall driveway, and northbound Auditorium Road north of the Administration Building parking loop will remain closed in their current configuration.  Please continue to use caution around the construction site and be aware of the restored traffic flow. The site work portion of this project is scheduled to be completed on August 15, 2014.

For more information about this project, visit http://ipf.msu.edu/construction/projects/north-campus-infrastructure-improvements.html.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Andy Linebaugh, project representative at 517-433-7103 or alinebau@ipf.msu.edu.

Please notify all personnel in your department. Your cooperation during this time is appreciated.

For a complete listing of scheduled IPF maintenance and construction alerts, visit the IPF Alerts web page.

MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities builds and maintains the physical environment for Michigan State University’s education, research and outreach missions, and directs the university’s sustainability initiatives and long-term infrastructure planning goals. The unit’s experienced team of professionals keeps MSU running 24/7/365, delivering an immense menu of services and providing expert analysis for university objectives. Visit the MSU IPF website for additional information, or call 517-353-1760 for emergency service.

Provost Tours Chittenden Hall

On Wednesday, June 25, Dean Karen Klomparens led Provost June Youatt on a tour of Chittenden Hall. Provost Youatt was very happy to see the progress of the project and is excited to see the new graduate student neighborhood location that will enable MSU to better serve our graduate, graduate professional, and postdoctoral populations.

Provost Youatt complimented the construction crew on their fantastic job. She was impressed by the amount of collaboration and communication that has taken place between the various construction crews working in the area due to the Chittenden Hall project and the West Circle steam tunnel replacement project in front of the building.

This tour was the first time we’d been able to go through the building in a while, and there was a lot of change! Drywall and plaster have been installed and the wainscoting restoration process has begun. It is really starting to resemble the Graduate School’s future home! Please enjoy the slideshow below, and be sure to visit us on Flickr to see more images.

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