Opus North will build MU College of Engineering facility

Marquette University has selected Opus North Corp. as the design-builder for its new $100 million College of Engineering facility.

Marquette University has selected Rosemont, Ill.-based Opus North Corp. as the design-builder for the construction of the university’s new $100 million College of Engineering facility. Hammel Green & Abrahamson (HGA) collaborated with Opus on the conceptual design phases of the 100,000 square-foot building, which is the first phase of the College of Engineering project.

“We’ve very proud of our work at Marquette University as it is always an honor to work with a university that is so dedicated to building ground-breaking educational facilities,” said Tom Kennedy, vice president and general manager of project management for Opus North.  

The first phase will involve construction of a five-story building. Preparation of the site has already begun with soil testing, environmental and demolition work on four university-owned buildings.

“The university expects to break ground for the new building in spring 2010 with initial occupancy planned for August 2011,” said Marquette University Architect Thomas Ganey.

Opus North’s Milwaukee office currently has more than $100 million of construction underway at Marquette, including the new Marquette University Law School – Ray & Kay Eckstein Hall, which will open in the summer of 2010, and the Joseph and Vera Zilber Hall, a 128,000-square-foot new student services/ administration building, which will be ready for initial occupancy in November.

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