The University of Arkansas at Little Rock this morning broke ground on a major renovation project that it says will enhance the living-learning environment on campus.
The project includes the construction of a new promenade called Trojan Way and a new Library Plaza, funded by a $5.5 million grant from the Donaghey Foundation. WER Architects/Planners of Little Rock is the project designer and Nabholz Construction Corp. of Conway has been selected as the contractor.
Trojan Way will run from 28th Street to University Drive and will create enhanced walkways, seating areas, and gathering spaces, the university said. The space outside Ottenheimer Library will be reimagined as a new outdoor campus learning environment with expanded seating and places for groups to gather.
Donations for the project are part of a larger $250 million fundraising campaign, the largest in school history, ahead of UA Little Rock's 100-year anniversary in 2027.
The school raised $163 million during the silent phase of the campaign, which began in 2017. The public phase of the campaign was announced in October.