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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

Washington College of Law - Tenley Campus - Most Recent Update:

March 5, 2014 - Interior demolition of Capital Hall is complete.

Excavation is approximately 80 percent complete.

Set up of the concrete batch plant is in progress.

Concrete work is expected to begin this week with the construction of the tower crane foundation.

The tower crane is expected to be erected by the end of the week of March 10.

Concrete building foundations are expected to begin next week.

Upcoming Construction Activity

Bulk excavation is expected to be completed in early April.

Concrete foundations and underground garage construction are expected to continue from March through the summer 2014.

Above-ground concrete structure work is expected to run from summer through fall 2014.

"Top out" of the concrete structure is expected to be completed by fall 2014.

Exterior building skin (brick, limestone, windows and roofing) is expected to run from summer through winter 2014.

Interior construction for new Yuma and Nebraska Wings are expected to run from fall 2014 through Summer 2015.

Interior construction of Capital Hall is expected to run from spring through winter 2014.

Site work including underground utilities, hardscape, and landscaping are expected to run from summer 2014 through summer 2015.

McKinley - Most Recent Update:

January 10, 2014 - Work in the terrazzo and occupied areas of the building is expected to be completed by January 17.

Exterior work continues, including the completion of the access ramp, sidewalk, and hardscape at the southeast entrance of the building.

Egress path from the terrace and first-floor entry at the north side of the building is complete. Concrete pour for a permanent walkway at the west side of the building is complete.

Painting, base work, millwork, and glass panel installation are under way.

Security infrastructure is being finalized, and is expected to be completed by January 10.

Furniture installation is expected to be completed by January 10.

Landscaping work is expected to be completed in the spring.

4401 Connecticut - Most Recent Update:

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


Cassell Hall - Most Recent Update:

August 2013 - Construction completed.

Nebraska Hall - Most Recent Update:

August 2013 - Construction completed.

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

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