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Construction breaks new ground
By Pine Needle Staff
Students and faculty returning to campus this fall will find a building boom underway at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Five new buildings totaling more than $33 million are under construction. The busiest summer in UNCP construction history will continue into the fall.
• Bookstore:November ’06.
• O.R. Sampson Academic Building: spring ’07.
• Field House: April ’07.
• U.C. Annex: summer ’07.
• Oak Residence Hall: summer ’07.
“During the summer, four major projects were completed, and four new buildings got under way,” said Bess Tyner, director of Facilities Planning and Construction at UNCP.
“These projects will have an impact on the campus during the coming academic year, and once completed will enhance the overall learning and living experience at UNC,.” she said.
A major classroom building, bookstore, residence hall, field house and a major addition to the student center are underway.
The latest surge in construction activity is part of a longer-term building boom fueled by an enrollment that has nearly doubled since Chancellor Allen C. Meadors’ arrival in 1999.
Planning for three additional projects, another residence hall as well as a health building is being discussed for the near future.
Additional questions can be referred to UNCP’s Office of Facilities Planning and Construction at 910.521.6280.
-- University Relations
Photos by Derrick Tucker (left) and Greg Larose (middle and right).
Construction workers build to accommodate the growing population at UNCP. Clockwise from top left, the outside of the new classroom building, skeleton of the classroom building, view of Oak Hall dorm and the new bookstore from Pine Hall.