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Construction Phase 1 Begins

Posted: February 24, 2014

What’s New?

Construction began February 24th on Alexia Hall and the new Commons Building. Surveyors will layout the new buildings, then excavation and demolition begin shortly after. Heavy earthwork moving equipment will mobilize to the college in coming weeks.

Future location of Alexia Hall

Future location of Alexia Hall

Future Alverno Commons Location

Future location of new Commons Building


The Past Week

  • Pre-planning for the project: there are approximately 30 subcontracts to be generated and executed.
  • Construction trailer arrived, and is parked on the south end of the Soccer Lot.
Findorff office trailer

The Findorff office trailer

Coming Up in the Weeks Ahead

  • Surveying crews will layout new building corners of two new buildings.
  • Interior temporary partitions to be installed.
  • Tree removal to take place. By the time this project is complete, approximately 40 additional trees and hundreds of new indigenous shrubs will be planted.
  • Alphonsa Hall elevator demolition.
  • Window protection to be installed along south wall of commons.
  • Additional site fencing to be installed.
Fencing at Alverno Pitman Parking Lot

Fencing around west side of Pitman Lot

Please Note:

  • A temporary partition will be placed by Christopher Hall east entrance. To access Alphonsa Hall go to the Rotunda first.
  • A temporary partition will be placed by Alphonsa Hall west entrance. To access Christopher Hall go to the Rotunda first.
New Routes Febuary 2014

New Access Routes for Alphonsa and Christopher Halls

To learn more about how you can get involved in this transformational campaign for Alverno's future, please contact Kaye Leszczynski in the Advancement Office at (414) 382-6095 or Thank you for your interest in and support of Alverno College!