Those who arrive at Clemson University after a summer away will notice considerable upgrades to buildings, landscapes and roads across main campus. Several projects broke ground over the summer and many were completed or will reach completion this Fall semester.
In addition to these updates on summer progress at Clemson, visit the University Facilities Construction Map for the latest information on University Facilities projects.
Completed Building and Landscaping Projects
Daniel Hall renovation and expansion
University Facilities and partners completed the Daniel Hall Renovation and Expansion project in late July. Both Daniel Hall buildings will be fully open for classes this Fall semester, and both the new connecting breezeway and Library Bridge underneath are open as well. The project modernized Daniel Hall and created both smaller and larger classrooms to support learning and collaboration.
Tiger Walk, a new brick walkway addition outside Memorial Stadium, reached substantial completion last Friday. Tiger Walk features a pedestrian introduction to the West End Zone, as well as safety features like enhanced lighting, that will create a unique game day experience for both Tiger fans and players. The expanded C-2 parking lot reopened last weekend as well.
Watt Family Innovation Center ADA improvements and landscaping
Visitors to the Watt Family Innovation Center will notice new landscape improvements that improve drainage and enhance green space around the building, as well as new ADA-compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act) sidewalks.
In-progress Building and Landscaping Projects
Bryan Mall High Rise Renovations
A June groundbreaking began work on Byrnes Hall, the first building in the $155 million Bryan Mall High Rise Renovations project. Manning Hall, Lever Hall and Byrnes Hall will undergo improvements to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as accessibility and visual enhancements. Construction has affected surrounding walkways and pedestrians should use caution when walking by the area.
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Building
Construction on the new Forestry and Environmental Conservation Building, originally scheduled to begin this fall, is now scheduled to begin February 2024.
Advanced Materials Innovation Complex (AMIC)
Work on the new 143,000-square-foot Advanced Materials Innovation Complex (AMIC) began with a groundbreaking ceremony in May. Construction, which has affected area parking, is progressing with a target completion date of October 2025.
South Campus Stormwater and Landscaping Improvements project
The South Campus Stormwater and Landscape Improvements project began last December and will help improve water quality, erosion and sinkholes in the central and south campus area. Boulder setting, grading and hydroseeding will take place in the next several weeks. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of September before landscaping to plant trees in November and December.
Life Sciences Building Atrium
The Life Sciences Building atrium is receiving a full renovation, creating additional meeting and study space on each floor. Completion is scheduled for November 1.
Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center
Construction on the new 100,000 square-foot Alumni and Visitors Center began in February. The Center will host the Clemson Alumni Association, Class of 1944 Visitors Center, the Board of Trustees office, Advancement, Clemson University Foundation, Admissions and the Michelin Career Center, as well as a new golf pro shop and grille. Construction is scheduled for completion in October 2024.
Road and Parking Improvements
Williamson Road realignment
The realigned Williamson Road opened last Wednesday, August 9, after beginning construction in late 2022. The road was redirected eastward to intersect with Perimeter Road directly across from Old Stadium Road, improving pedestrian safety and traffic efficiency.
Perimeter Road widening
Construction on the Perimeter Road widening project has progressed over the summer and is scheduled for completion later this fall. With the start of the Fall semester, new traffic patterns take effect on and around Perimeter Road beginning Monday, August 14.
Kappa Street parking improvements and repaving
Parking along northwest Kappa Street was redesigned and paving for the road will be completed by August 23, 2023.
Old Stone Church/Cherry Road intersection
Construction on a redesign of the three-way intersection at Old Stone Church and Cherry Roads began in July, which will add turning lanes and a signal.
Lightsey Bridge parking
A new parking lot near Lightsey Bridge is scheduled for completion before Fall semester classes begin. The lot will sit between Commons Court, Perimeter Road, and Theta Kappa Street.
Jersey Lane and Fernow Street repaving
In July, Jersey Lane was repaved between Cherry Road and Lehotsky Hall, while Fernow Street underwent repaving and concrete repairs. Both projects are complete and the roads have reopened.