Current Projects

Education Village - Phase II

This two-year project will renovate three historic education buildings to construct state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces for WSU’s College of Education, which graduates between 250-300 teacher candidates annually. The Minnesota Legislature approved $5.9 million in funding for Education Village during the 2013-14 legislative session and $25.3 million in funding in 2017, for a total estimated project cost of $31.2 million.

The Education Village will provide 18 dedicated learning spaces that will serve students and faculty in STEM, communications, health, art, music, social studies, language, international education, physical education, and special education programs. Settings range from traditional classrooms with blackboards to advanced, technology-enabled active-learning classrooms, STEM labs, maker spaces, and special-education classrooms.

The 100,000-square-foot Education Village will also include lab spaces designed with observation areas and accommodations for WSU students and faculty to interact with preschool to high school aged students and their teachers. The space will include specialized areas for assistive/ adaptive learning for students as well.

Maria Roof Replacement

Replace existing roof with new.

Phelps Roof

Replace clay tile roofing system.

Memorial North Side Waterproofing

Waterproof leaks on North side existing foundation wall.

Future Projects

  • East Lake C & D roof replacement
  • Kryzsko North side window replacement
  • McCown Dividing Wall
  • Lourdes South side tuck pointing.
  • Stark Nursing SIM Lab Remodel
  • Wabasha Rec roof replacement
  • UPS upgrade in Somsen Data Room

Pedestrian Tunnels

The big current project on campus is a joint venture between WSU, CP Rail, and MnDOT to construct Pedestrian Tunnels under the railroad tracks at Johnson and Winona Streets.

Construction work continues with a goal of having the primary work completed by mid-summer 2017. Security cameras, lighting and landscaping will follow after the concrete work is completed. The tunnels will not be open and accessible until all phases of the project are complete.

Learn more and view the live construction cam on the project page.

IWC Landscape & Brooke Baures Memorial Garden

The IWC landscape project features the Brooke Baures Memorial Garden situated by the NW entrance to the IWC. Brooke’s family and friends have contributed donations to create a special garden space in remembrance of Brooke Baures, a WSU student and gymnast. Brooke’s memorial garden includes a decorative paver walkway and plaza areas surrounded by custom stone benches and ornamental trees, shrubs and perennial flowers and grasses. The benches will use local cut limestone and outcrop boulders from Biesanz Stone. Winona Nursery will construct the garden plaza spaces and supply and install the native perennials and trees for the landscape.

Restoration of the stormwater infiltration basins is an important part of the IWC landscape to collect stormwater from the IWC building roof and surrounding site. This is part of a larger effort by WSU to incorporate best management practices to help alleviate flooding on campus and to create environmentally sustainable landscapes. The plant palette will complement the existing native garden at IWC and will have the added benefit of providing a pollinator garden for native bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

A plaza area will be added at the SW entrance. The plaza and updated landscape plantings will complete the original IWC landscape intended to create an outdoor gathering and classroom area. The existing tiered steps will lead down to a lower plaza area beneath the shade of the adjacent mature shade trees.

Schedule: The landscape project was scheduled to start the week of September 19th with substantial completion by mid-summer 2017.