Building boom

Over the next six years, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will have begun or completed construction on 11 buildings at a total cost of more than $100 million. The following is a breakdown of new buildings and upgrades at the campus.

The College of Business and Economics Building
Cost: $41 million
Construction dates:
Summer 2007-summer 2009
–    The new building will include 38 classrooms, an auditorium and five computer labs, and will be home to the Fiscal Economic Research Center
James R. Connor University Center
Cost: $20.2 million
Construction dates:
June 2006-January 2008
–    The new University Center will contain a retail store, an enlarged art gallery and a social, entertainment and recreation area.
Carlson Hall
Cost: $10.8 million
Construction dates:
October 2009-July 2011
–    Current home of College of Business and Economics. Renovations will accommodate all of the faculty and staff of the “Letters” portion of the College of Letters and Sciences.
Multi-sport Athletic Complex
Cost: $7.6 million
Construction dates:
Summer 2006- 2009
–    The track will be replaced, the bleacher capacity doubled, restrooms will be added and lighting improved.
Winther Hall-College of Education building
Cost: $7.5 million
Construction dates: 2013-2015
–    A foyer and restrooms will be added, vacant space will be remodeled, and the current restrooms will be upgraded.
Heide Hall/Departments of Communication and Modern Languages and Literatures
Cost: $5.3 million
Construction dates: 2011-2013
–    The hall will be upgraded with a new building and mechanical systems along with better equipped and larger classrooms.
Walker D. Wyman Mall
Cost: $3.0 million
Construction dates:
April 2007-October 2008
–    The underground utilities along the mall will be replaced.
Moraine Hall/Bookstore
Cost: $2.4 million
Construction dates:
June 2007-October 2008
–    Renovations will include a new storefront, exterior doors and windows as well as restrooms and an elevator.
Roseman Hall/Graduate studies office, children’s center
Cost: $1.5 million
Construction dates:
Winter 2006-May 2007
–    Recent renovations include a new Academic Advising and Exploration Center and a remodeled second floor, gymnasium, and Children’s Center.
Perkins Stadium
Cost: $1.2 million
Construction dates: 2007-2009
–    Energy-efficient windows and doors will replace existing ones, handicap accessibility will be improved, and the roof will be recoated.
Drumlin Hall/dining hall, convenience store
Cost: $1.2 million
Construction dates:
January 2008-July 2008
–    Additional office and meeting room space will be constructed.

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