Residential Goal Drives ASU Building Boom

by Luke Jones  on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 12:00 am  

Stripling said ASU’s sororities had outgrown their designated housing in University Hall, a 50-year-old building, and the college decided that making the sororities comfortable fit into its “destination” plan.

Stripling said ASU wanted “to place recognizable value in living on campus and being on campus. We recognize the value of Greek life and the support it lends to the types of events you have on a residential campus.”

The second residential project will provide about 100 beds for honors students across several buildings. Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. of Little Rock is building the 35,000-SF, $6 million project.

“The honors program has grown over the last few years,” Stripling said. “This is the kind of piece that pulls it together.”

A few more building projects are simmering as well. “We have some that we are exploring the finances of just to see if they’re feasible to do,” Stripling said.

Among those projects on the exploration list is more student housing. “We still have a high demand,” Stripling said. “We have to determine what the next steps for housing are.”

Frey said ASU is also looking into a College of Business building, but it will largely depend on external funding.

ASU Building Projects Since 2002

Completion YearProjectTotal Cost
2007 Student Union 35,100,000
2013-14 Humanities & Social Sciences 32,000,000
2006 North Park Quad 24,223,570
2005 Arkansas Biosciences Institute 20,360,000
2009 Red Wolf Recreation Center 17,735,886
2013-14 Marion Berry Parkway 17,124,856
2009 Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences 15,229,919
2009 Red Wolf Den Apartments 11,256,860
2013-14 Sorority Housing 9,926,479
2009 Honors Residence Hall 9,103,722
2005 Family Student Housing, Phase II 8,250,000
2003 Family Student Housing, Phase I 7,500,000
2013-14 Honors Living Learning Community 7,131,508
2009 Delta Center for Economic Development 6,999,337
2010 STEM/ROTC Living Learning Residence Hall 5,841,780
2002 Parking Deck 5,540,114
2002 Fieldhouse 3,797,400
2004 Track Complex 3,113,000
2007 Childhood Services Day Care Center 1,700,000
2002 Soccer Complex 269,540
2006 Cooper Alumni Center Private - Undisclosed



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