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New science building to begin construction

The plans for replacing Siskyou Hall have been proposed since last semester. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Alejandra Fraga

February 10, 2018

The construction of a new physical science building on campus will be initiated in fall of 2018, as announced in a university news release Thursday.The new building will be replacing Siskiyou Hall, after this building is demolished."The building will provide advanced teaching labs for the sciences, enha...

Wildcat Statue begins construction

An image provided of where the closure was located. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

February 6, 2018

The plaza of the Bell Memorial Union building was closed to allow construction Tuesday.As this was the first day of construction of Chico's new Wildcat Statue, the closure was made in front of the main entrance of the BMU facing Chestnut Street all day.This project is said to be completed by April 8. The construction site...

Construction management professor named outstanding educator

Alan Bond, outside the O’Connell Technology Center. Photo courtesy Sam Palandech, Chico State College of Engineering.

Josh Cozine

February 1, 2018

Earlier this month, Alan Bond, Chico State Professor of Construction Management, received the award for outstanding educator by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.The award was received for work inside the classroom as well as outside, where he helps oversee Chico State's chapter of ...

Meriam library to be under construction this summer

The breezeway of Meriam Library expected to dramatically change over summer break. Photo credit: Carly Campbell

Carly Campbell

April 26, 2017

On May 22, the breezeway of Meriam Library will be under construction due to water intrusion issues located on the podium level of the building. Chico State's planning, design and construction team will be removing and replacing all of the concrete located under the library to replace water proofing...

Renovations will improve campus

Map of the Chico State campus.

Amanda Hovik

October 28, 2016

With the Physical Science Bridge finishing construction, Chico State is pursuing other renovations on campus. The university has begun renovations to the Performing Arts Center and has prospective projects planned including The Albert E. Warren Center, Meriam Library and modifications to the Boiler-chiller...

Rail ties being replaced in Chico

Crew member on West Sacramento Avenue gets ready to slow down traffic as construction to replace the railroad ties begin Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston

February 21, 2016

Construction to replace the railroad ties running through Chico began Sunday Feb. 21. "They're old and the nails are coming out," John Gaston, a crew member on site explained. By law, railroad ties are to be replaced every so many years to maintain the railroad said Sunny Shea, another crew member...

Campus construction continues

The Gus Manolis Bridge was installed over Big Chico Creek on Sept. 19. The bridge is expected to be ready for use within a month. Photo credit: Jenice Tupolo

Michael Catelli

October 5, 2015

  Construction work is all over Chico State as the school tries to upgrade and install new features. The Gus Manolis Bridge was installed on Sept. 19 over Big Chico Creek near Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek. "We expect the bridge to be open in about a month," said Joe Wills, director of P...

New restrooms welcome everyone

Korey Acosta, AS Vice President of Facilities and Services

Mozes Zarate

January 22, 2014

Construction of the first of three gender-inclusive restroom in the Bell Memorial Union wrapped up Monday afternoon. The restrooms were funded by the Associated Students at Chico State and cost around $140,000 to build, said Kory Acosta, vice president of Facilities and Services. The intention is to accommodate gender variant st...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

The mural by John Pugh on the corner of First Street and Salem comes down as part of the final phases to tear down Taylor Hall to make way for a new arts and humanities building.Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014

Construction workers broke down the Taylor Hall's last standing wall Friday afternoon, and with it, a famous mural painted by a Chico State alumnus. The mural, titled "Academe", was painted by John Pugh in 1981, according to the artist's website. The piece was Pugh's first major commission while he pursued an art degree at Chico ...

Facilities to be renovated over break

Taylor Hall is scheduled to be demolished over winter break.
<b>Photo by Aubrey Crosby</b>

Nicholas Carr

December 16, 2013

The construction of new teaching spaces among other renovations will commence over winter break. The following projects will begin or continue once students and faculty have vacated the campus: Taylor Hall The building, which was constructed in 1961, will be demolished over the break to make room for the Arts and Humanities building. The new structure w...

Spill displaces student X-ray services

Spill displaces student X-ray services

Mozes Zarate

November 15, 2013

The Student Health Center is outsourcing X-ray scans to a local imaging company after water from a broken toilet valve flooded many rooms in the building. Facilities Management and Services custodians noticed damp carpets surrounding the unisex bathroom near the X-ray room around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11,...

Ground broken for Taylor II

Photo Credit: Dan Reidel

Chico State administrators, along with A.S. President Taylor Herren, State Sen. Jim Nielsen and architect Bryan Shiles break ground for the new Arts and Humanities Building, scheduled to be completed in early 2016.

Jessie Haynes

November 13, 2013

Golden shovels broke ground for the new Arts and Humanities Building at Chico State during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The $58.4 million building has been in the planning stages since 2010 but due to a lack of state funding, many of the California State University system's capital projects were put on hold, including the building. ...

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