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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:

May 13, 2016 - Building excavation is complete.

Nebraska Avenue pedestrian crossing signal installation set to begin in June.

Noise and vibration monitoring, dust control, and site cleaning measures are ongoing.

Plaza work commenced with installation of geofoam backfill, site utilities, planter walls, and sidewalks.

Installation of building footings and foundation walls are complete.

Water proofing of permanent foundation is 95 percent complete.
Concrete pour for Parking P1 level is complete. MEP (plumbing, ductwork, lighting, power) is 95 percent complete. Concrete stairs and masonry walls have been installed.

Concrete pour for Parking PT level is complete. MEP (plumbing, ductwork, lighting, power) is nearly complete. Concrete stairs and masonry walls have been installed.

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

All building structural walls and floors are complete.
Precast and roofing for Residence Halls 2 and 3 are complete, and installation of windows is 90 percent complete. Precast for Residence Hall 1 is 30 percent complete.

A second crane for precast erection is expected to arrive in late May for the south side of Building 1.

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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