Capital construction projects underway as part of Temple’s 20/20 framework for campus development made significant progress this summer, with each in a different phase of development.
The renovation of the Edberg-Olsen football practice facility was completed this summer and celebrated at an opening reception this week. The project included expansions to the weight training room, a new state of the art physical training and injury rehabilitation center and new locker facilities for coaches and student athletes. The second floor of the facility has been remodeled to provide teaching, collaboration and study space for the student athletes, while roof access has been created to enable filming of football practice sessions.
Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall
With the final beam set in place this summer, crews are now constructing external walls to enclose the 27-story residential tower, at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. At the same time, work continues on the adjacent low and mid-rize structures and separate dining facility. Students will move into the complex by this time next year.
Montgomery Parking Garage
Construction has begun on a new parking garage on the former dirt lot bounded by Montgomery Avenue, 11th Street, Berks Street and Warnock Street. The garage will provide more than 1,100 spaces, especially useful as overflow parking for large campus events such as basketball games and concerts. The landscaping surrounding the garage and site lighting will create a more pedestrian-friendly environment at the eastern edge of Main Campus. Retail space will be incorporated into the building at its northeast corner.
Science Education and Research Center
Crews broke ground this summer and are making fast progress on the substructure of the new Science Education and Research Center that will be located on 12th Street between the Engineering Building and Gladfelter Hall. The seven-story facility will support specialized research and instruction in technology-enhanced lecture halls, flexible classrooms and research labs designed to enable collaboration and hands-on exploration in science and technology. Students and researchers will move into the new building in the spring of 2014.