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Welcome to AU’s website for news and information about American University’s ongoing projects that are designed to help achieve our goal of “Building A Better American.” The various facilities projects presented on these pages, most of which were approved in our 2011 Campus Plan, support AU’s academic aspirations and enhance campus ambiance.

We invite students, faculty, staff, and neighbors to visit this site often for an overview of our building program, details about specific projects, and up-to-date information about all the ongoing construction and notice of any possible, temporary impact they may have on the community.

During the construction process, there may be temporary inconveniences that occasionally affect our neighbors and the university community. We will always strive to minimize the impact of our construction activity.

Construction Updates

East Campus Update - Most Recent Update

February 10, 2016 - Building and site utilities excavation on New Mexico Avenue are both complete.

Weekly sampling for testing and dewatering by DC Water is ongoing  

Tower crane 2 (nearest New Mexico Avenue) has been removed.

Footings and foundation walls are complete.

Permanent foundation water proofing is ongoing.
 
Parking P1 level concrete pour is complete, as work on plumbing, ducts, and lighting is in progress.  

Parking PT level garage concrete pour is complete, as work on plumbing, ducts, and lighting is in progress.  

Installation of parking and PT slabs on grade and service/loading area is complete.

Installation of plaza and first-floor slabs for buildings 2, 3, and Technology & Innovation building is complete.

Crane for precast erection is expected to arrive the week of February 8.

Tenley Campus - Most Recent Update

February 2016 - Major construction of the Washington College of Law on the Tenley Campus is complete. The law school opened for the spring 2016 semester on Monday, Jan. 11.


A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser will participate in the official opening ceremony. Additional events also are being planned for alumni and friends as part of the Celebration Weekend.

McKinley - Most Recent Update:

May 2014 - Construction completed (May 2014).

4401 Connecticut - Most Recent Update:

March 12, 2014 - Construction completed (September 2013).

Cassell Hall - Most Recent Update:

August 2013 - Construction completed.

Nebraska Hall - Most Recent Update:

August 2013 - Construction completed.

Questions or Comments?

Please e-mail buildingAU@american.edu

For project-specific questions or comments: Contact the project manager listed on that project's webpage.

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