Just because most students aren't busy on campus this summer, doesn't mean construction and additions comes to a halt, as well.

According to Brad Moore, university architect, more than half a dozen construction projects and renovations will be taking place this summer, with a few more projects — one of them being the extension to the School of Communications — coming a few years down the road.

Summer 2015

Arts West Music Production

Estimated completion: Early July 2015

7,000 square feet of space in Arts West are being renovated this summer. In addition to renovation plans, 4,000 square feet of classrooms, studio recording spaces and faculty spaces will be added to the existing building.


Estimated completion: Fall 2015

Before the GEC moved to the third floor of Global Commons fall 2014, the center was housed in a space on the first floor of Carlton building. Over the summer, the space that was formerly home to the Global Education Center (GEC) on the first floor of Carlton building will be converted to a student gathering and study space. The space will be able to reconfigure and hold 40-50 people for a film showing or speaker.

Daniel Commons 

Estimated completion: Fall 2015

An estimated 4,500 square feet will be added to Daniel Commons in Danieley Neighborhood. The new space will include offices for Residence Life and a large gathering space that can be divided in half for classes. The existing space in Daniel Commons that holds residence life offices will be renovated this summer and converted to a space for an Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Danieley G and Danieley H

Estimated completion: Fall 2015

Beginning late May, construction crews will begin to enclose the breezeways on the first floor on Danieley G and Danieley H. The process of enclosing the entrances to the Danieley building flats began summer 2014.

Danieley Recreation Center

Estimated completion: Fall 2015

The Danieley Recreation center is a 15,000 square-foot recreation building that, when completed, will include a gym with two basketball courts, a fitness area and offices for Campus Recreation. The center sits behind Danieley Center flats H, I and J.


Estimated completion: Fall 2015

The lobby of Colonnades E, Harper Hall will look different when students return to campus in the fall. This summer, work will begin to construct a Makerspace in the existing lobby of the residence hall. According to Elon Technology’s website, makerspaces in the residential campuses will “significantly enhance Elon’s campus by providing student access to an innovative and strategic informal learning space.”

The site also said students will be able to use the innovation station to create a wide variety of projects, such as screen print a T-shirt, draft a product prototype, design and print 3D objects, code a mobile app, launch a camera into space and build a scrap metal windmill.


Estimated completion: Fall 2015

A partial renovation will be done to the space that housed admissions before the offices moved to the Inman Admissions Welcome Center February 2015.

Faculty offices and a student gathering space will now occupy the existing space.

Moseley Center

Estimated completion: Fall 2015

Over the summer, a space adjacent to the Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) will be renovated into a presentation space for the SPDC. The space formerly housed Office of Admissions employees and student workers until they moved into the Inman Admissions Welcome Center in February.

Future Additions

School of Communications

Estimated completion: August 2016

The first stages of the 14 month construction project to add more than 60,000 square feet to the existing School of Communications building began late May after graduation ceremonies were completed.

The construction project will begin with the placement of construction fences around West parking lot, where the new addition is set to be located.

The new addition will feature a two-story building with a large media innovation lab and four additional media labs, three classrooms, seven student engagement spaces, 29 faculty offices, the dean’s suite, and the 250-seat Turner Theatre. In addition, it will also include a new pavilion that will house a media analytics lab and an Imagining the Internet center.

Elon recently began the programming phase for three new projects. The expansion locations have not yet been determined. Below are the three projects, according to university architect Brad Moore, that are in the preliminary planning phases:

— Convocation Center

— Additional space for the business school

— Additional space for the sciences

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