Replace Exterior Doors on the Podium

August 2018

Background \ Overview:

This project will replace sets of 1960’s-era steel exterior door systems on the Academic Podium. Replacing these doors is a core deferred maintenance need as they are in poor condition and continue to provide ongoing maintenance and operational challenges to the University. The campus community is certainly aware that these doors are heavy and difficult to open. In addition, these existing doors are not ADA compliant. In their place, the University will install lighter, easy functioning aluminum/glass panel doors and hardware similar in style and function as was previously installed in main entries of other Podium buildings, such as the Campus Center, Fine Arts, Arts & Sciences, and Library.


This project will replace exterior main entry doors in the following locations: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Education, Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Performing Arts Center. Other doors in other locations will be addressed in subsequent years.

Project Schedule \ Timelines:

Construction Start: Spring 2017
Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

Project Progress as of August 20, 2018:

Work is complete on all entry doors. The new aluminum doors and frames have motorized door operators on one door at each location. Cosmetic enhancements to each lobby vestibules are also complete.

Punch list and minor door adjustments are in progress as the doors are being used.

Project Photos \ Renderings:
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