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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:

August 3, 2016 - Infrastructure for new Nebraska Avenue pedestrian crossing signal is complete, and installation is under way.  

Lightweight concrete pour for Technology and Innovation Building is complete. Concrete pours for site continues.  

Plaza work is under way with geofoam backfill, site utilities, and planter walls. Sidewalks are nearly completed.  

All tower cranes and concrete batch plant have been removed from site, and precast crane will be dismantled in early August.

Building footings, foundation walls, and exterior walls are complete. Window installation is approximately 75 percent complete while roofing continues.

Permanent foundation water proofing is nearly complete.

Garage Parking P1 and PT levels concrete pour is complete, MEP (plumbing, ductwork, lighting, power) is nearly complete, and concrete stairs and masonry walls have been installed.

Parking and PT slab are on grade and service/loading area has been installed.

All building structural walls and floors are complete.

Residence 1, 2, and 3 precast and roofing are complete. Window installation is nearly complete.

Noise and vibration monitoring, dust control, and site cleaning measures continue.

Tenley Campus:

February 2016 - Construction completed (February 2016).


May 2014 - Construction completed (May 2014).

4401 Connecticut:

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

Cassell Hall:

August 2013 - Construction completed.

Nebraska Hall:

August 2013 - Construction completed.

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

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