KOKOMO, Ind. - Indiana University Kokomo's Main Building begins its transformation into a 21st century learning space, with renovations underway.
Some sections of the building will remain in use during the project, which is anticipated to continue through the end of 2015.
By early February, construction will begin on the $14 million project, starting with the classrooms on the south side of the main hallway. Those classrooms will be behind a construction barrier. Classrooms on the north side of the hall will be open during the first phase of construction, and will be accessible by the east entrance. The entrances by the School of Business office and from the north parking lot also will allow building access.
The main entrance, facing the circle driveway, and the Havens Auditorium entrance will be closed. Havens Auditorium will not be available for use during the first phase of construction.
The Office of Student Success and Advising has moved to the second floor of the Kelley Student Center, offering easier access for students. The testing center will move to the same area by early February. The Offices of University Advancement and Human Resources will move into the space formerly occupied by advising.
The project, funded by the Indiana General Assembly, includes new, modern high-tech classrooms, and for collaborative learning and teaching. It also upgrades infrastructure, including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as energy efficient windows.
The renovation is the first in two decades for the Main Building, built in 1965. It was the first building on the South Washington Street campus, after IU Kokomo moved from the Siberling Mansion.
For a detailed map, go to construction map.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.