By Jack Mennicke
Western Michigan University is home to two ongoing construction projects
A new student center, at 162,000 square feet, will feature a dining center with eight restaurants, among other highlights. Dunbar Hall, which was built in 1971, is approximately 78,000 square feet and will move up to 89,000 with the renovation. Both projects started in 2019.
The student center is anticipated to be completed by January 2023 and a $40 million renovation of Dunbar Hall should be completed by January 2024. This week, the Dunbar renovation work included installing the steel frame for the structure for a new top-floor dance studio. Also, framing for a new addition on the south side of the building is set to begin.
To see updates of the student center construction, go to the WMU construction webcam: https://www.fm.wmich.edu/ap/webcam/south/. To see webcam updates of the Dunbar Hall renovation: https://www.fm.wmich.edu/ap/webcam/dunbar/.