Infrastructure tasks dominate BGSU construction work


Summer construction work at Bowling Green State University is merely a preview of coming attractions.
The summer work largely involves infrastructure such as tunnels, sidewalks and parking lots.
By late August site work should be under way for the Stroh Center along East Wooster Street west of
Campbell Hill Road in what is now known as Lot 6.
Bids for the $36 million project are to be opened July 17 on campus.
Steve Krakoff, associate vice president for capital planing and design at BGSU, said Friday morning that
80 companies had representatives at a recent pre-bid meeting.
He told the Financial Affairs and Facilities Committee of the BGSU trustees that the project is on
Completion is scheduled for late 2011 with move-in tentatively planned for February 2012.
The building will be the home of men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and a location for
commencement and other large university-releated events.
In a related matter, trustees Friday approved naming the area about the south seating stands as "The
Anderson Club" in honor of former BGSU men’s basketball coach and athletic director Dr. Harold
"Andy" Anderson.
The court in Memorial Hall is known as "Anderson Arena" in his honor.
Douglas Smith, vice president of university advancement, told the committee that the university
"needed to find a fitting area in the new building" to honor Anderson.
Although there is no specific donation for the naming, Smith said former players and coaches may wish to
honor Anderson with donations designated for the area.
Krakoff said bidding documents are still being prepared for the Wolfe Center for the Arts. He expects
site work could begin in October if all goes well. He indicated it will be a while before construction
cranes are in place.
Krakoff expects the campus to be a hub of construction activity for several years with those two
projects, a variety of additional infrastructure work and residence and dining hall projects that are in
the works.

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