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Welcome to AU’s website for news and information about American University’s ongoing projects that are designed to help achieve our goal of “Building A Better American.” The various facilities projects presented on these pages, most of which were approved in our 2011 Campus Plan, support AU’s academic aspirations and enhance campus ambiance.

We invite students, faculty, staff, and neighbors to visit this site often for an overview of our building program, details about specific projects, and up-to-date information about all the ongoing construction and notice of any possible, temporary impact they may have on the community.

During the construction process, there may be temporary inconveniences that occasionally affect our neighbors and the university community. We will always strive to minimize the impact of our construction activity.

Construction Updates

East Campus:

November 14, 2016 - Site utilities (water and sewer) installation is complete.

Nebraska Avenue pedestrian crossing signal installation is complete.

Installation of precast and exterior envelope for Buildings 2 and 3 is complete, and nearing completion on Building 1.

Permanent power connection is complete.

South and north plaza work nears completion with installation of landscaping, fencing, and site lighting.

Buildings 2 and 3 interiors near completion, with “punch list” under way.

Tenley Campus:

February 2016 - Construction completed (February 2016).


May 2014 - Construction completed (May 2014).

4401 Connecticut:

March 12, 2014 - Construction completed (September 2013).

Cassell Hall:

August 2013 - Construction completed.

Nebraska Hall:

August 2013 - Construction completed.

Questions or Comments?

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For project-specific questions or comments: Contact the project manager listed on that project's webpage.

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