- Advanced Materials Innovation Complex (AMIC)
- Forestry and Environmental Conservation Building
Two new buildings on Clemson’s main campus will begin construction on May 15 and 16, 2023. Construction on the Advanced Materials Innovation Complex (AMIC) and the new Forestry and Environmental Conservation Building will impact employee parking around those sites, with several alternate parking locations and transportation options available.
Advanced Materials Innovation Complex (AMIC)
Construction on the Advanced Materials Innovation Complex (AMIC) will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on May 16, 2023. With an anticipated completion date at the end of 2025, the 143,000-square-foot AMIC will be the home of Materials Science and Engineering, with researchers and educators from the departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering working collaboratively in the new space.
- Construction will begin on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
- Construction will feature three phases: Phase I — May 2023 to June 2023; Phase II — June 2023 to August 2023; Phase III — August 2023 to the end of 2025.
Parking and Transportation Options
A map of Clemson University’s main campus showing parking impacts from Phase I of AMIC construction from May 16–June. Lot E-4 is partially covered as 75 spaces will be available. Williamson Road and Lot E-3 are circled as alternative parking options. Williamson Road will have 47 employee spaces and E-3 will have 42. Other E-4 Parking Lot impacts shown: Six reserved spaces are unaffected in E-4, five accessible spaces are unaffected in E-4, 10 carpool spaces have been moved to Brooks Lot, two electric vehicle spaces are unaffected in E-4, 13 service spaces are unaffected in E-4.
Phase I will feature 75 available spaces in lot E-4 (adjacent to Sirrine Hall). As parking is lighter during the summer, parking will also be available on Williamson Road and Lot E-3 (adjacent to Lee Hall). Employees are also able to park in orange commuter spaces. Lot E-4 will also keep its reserved, accessible, electric vehicle and service spaces available through Phase I, while 10 carpool spaces will be available in the Brooks Center lot.
A map of Clemson University’s main campus showing parking impacts from Phase II of AMIC construction from June–August. Lot E-4 has 75 employee spaces that will be available. Williamson Road and Lot E-3 are circled as alternative parking options. Williamson Road will have 47 employee spaces and E-3 will have 42. Six reserved spaces have been moved to E-35 (Dillard), five accessible spaces have been moved to Sirrine Circle, 10 carpool spaces have been moved to Brooks Lot, two electric vehicle spaces have been moved to E-27 (Douthit). Thirteen service spaces are unaffected in E-4.
Phase II will feature the same amount of available employee spaces for E-4 as Phase I. Reserved spaces will be moved to Lot E-35 (adjacent to the Dillard Building), while accessible spaces will be available in Sirrine Circle. The electric vehicle charging station will be moved to Douthit Hills.
A map of Clemson University’s main campus showing parking impacts from Phase III of AMIC construction from August–December 2025. Lot E-4’s 262 employee spaces will be unavailable. E-38 (Nu St), the former C-13 lot, will have 176 available spaces, E-3 (Lee Hall) will have 42 available spaces, and E-3 Extension will have 113 available spaces for a total of 331 employee spaces. Six reserved spaces have been moved to E-35 (Dillard), five accessible spaces have been moved to Sirrine Circle with five additional spaces in E-3 Ext, 10 carpool spaces have been moved to E-3 Ext, two electric vehicle spaces have been moved to E-27 (Douthit). Thirteen service spaces are unavailable with an alternative to be determined. E-3 Ext is shown adjacent to the west of E-3. The identifier for C-13 as been crossed out with an arrow pointing to E-38, showing the lot has been renamed.
Phase III will see the complete closure of the E-4 lot as fall begins and construction on the AMIC building increases. C-13 (Nu Street) will be renamed E-38 and converted to employee parking, and E-3 will be extended to the former C-5 commuter lot (labeled on the map as E-3 Ext.). Five additional accessible spaces and 10 carpool spaces will be available at the E-3 Extension.
Parking and Transportation Options
Employees will have several parking and transit options once construction begins.
- Beginning in Phase III (August 2023), Lot C-13, located on Nu Street adjacent to Williamson Road and Centennial Boulevard, will be renamed Lot E-38 and contain 176 spaces available for employee parking. Purple Route buses will arrive every eight minutes at peak times and 16 minutes during off-peak times at Lot C-13 for pick-up and drop-off.
- Lot E-3, located behind Lee Hall, will contain 42 spaces available for employee parking beginning in Phase II (June–August). In Phase III, the Lot E-3 extension (formerly lot C-5) will contain 113 available spaces.
- Park-N-Ride is available for students and employees. Employees with a valid employee permit can park in the East and West Park-N-Ride lots. Park-N-Ride lots feature shaded parking, electric vehicle charging spaces and shuttles that arrive every seven minutes during peak times and 15 minutes during off-peak times. The East Campus Park-N-Ride shuttle picks up from P-5, P-7 and P-8 and stops at Hendrix Center, Edwards Hall, Redfern Health Center, Academic Success Center, and Cherry Road at Bryan Circle. The West Campus Park-N-Ride shuttle stops at Sikes Hall, Brackett Hall, McAlister Hall and Fike Recreation Center.
Purple Bus Route
A map of Clemson University’s main campus showing purple bus icons and a dotted line moving through campus. The Purple Route bus makes its first stop near Lots C-12 and E-3 Ext, where the route moves south and turns west to loop back to E-38 (which will be renamed from C-13 in August). The route moves through E-38 and makes another stop at the corner of E-38 and Williamson Road. The route proceeds north on Williamson and makes another stop at South Palmetto Boulevard. The route proceeds north on Williamson and turns right on Fort Hill Street, where it makes another stop at Brackett Hall. The route turns south on Calhoun Drive and stops at the corner of Calhoun Drive and Fernow Street. The route proceeds south on Fernow Street and turns back on to South Palmetto Boulevard, stopping at the corner next to Lee and Lowry Hall. The route then continues down South Palmetto Boulevard, turning left at Williamson and begins the loop again near C-12 and E-3 Ext.
The Purple Route will provide bus transportation for any Clemson employee and student. Lot E-38 (Nu Street) will feature bus stops at either side of the lot. The Purple Route will travel from the Lot E-3 Extension through Core Campus and stop at seven locations. Stops include near Woodland Cemetery, Brackett Hall, Lee and Lowry Hall, and others.
Visit the Clemson Parking and Transportation website for more information about bus routes.
New Forestry and Environmental Conservation Building (Lot E-21)
Image DescriptionA map of Clemson University’s main campus showing parking impacts from Phase II of the Forest and Environmental Conservation Building construction from August 2023 until completion. Lot E-21 (covered in red) will lose 90 employee spaces to construction but C-11 (with a green rectangle) at the Brooks Center will open 90 employee spaces for equal distribution. State vehicles will go to C-14 with transit service to the Brooks Center. ADA patrons are directed to C-11. The Seneca River Basin (C-14) to Brooks bus route will take service personnel between C-11 and C-14 behind the Administrative Services Building.
Work on the new Forestry and Environmental Conservation Building (to replace Lehotsky Hall) will begin on May 15. Beginning in August, Lot E-21 on Cherry Road near the Life Sciences Facility and the Godley-Snell Research Center will be permanently closed. However, 90 employee spaces that are typically occupied will be replicated in the nearby Lot C-11 by the Brooks Center for employee use. There will also be a bus route that stops at Seneca River Basin (Lot C-14) and the Brooks Center (C-11).
For up-to-date construction impacts regarding the AMIC and Forestry and Environmental Conservation projects, visit the University Facilities Construction map.