UI College of Education Offices to Relocate During Renovation Building Project

Monday, February 24 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will begin construction on the College of Education Building renovation project this summer, relocating offices of faculty and staff through summer 2016.

“The renovation project will ensure that the building does not only meet safety requirements but also an investment in a space for educating teachers for future generations of children,” said Ron Smith, vice president for finance and administration.

The university will provide office space for College of Education faculty, staff and students across campus. Places include:

• Administration Building
• Idaho Commons
• Targhee Hall
• Engineering Physics Building
• Education and Anthropology Building
• Student Union Building
• Agricultural Science Building
• McClure Hall.
Additionally, the College of Education library will temporarily move to the university’s main library.

“The university greatly appreciates the flexibility of university housing and the students affected by this critical university project. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause,” said Smith.

The move will temporarily close Targhee Hall to the use of students as a residence hall starting in fall 2014. Students have been notified, and the university is working closely with those affected by the closure to provide housing and meal options

The College of Education renovation will take the building down to its bare structure, including necessary asbestos abatement, before providing modernized interior finishes, along with the replacement of the roof and exterior wall panels. The project is valued at $17.1 million, to include $9.5 million in bond financing, $5 million from the state’s Permanent Building Fund, and $2.6 million in private gifts. The project is expected to take two years to finish.

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