Western Michigan University to solicit bids for renovation of Dunbar Hall
Michigan– Renovations on Western Michigan University’s Dunbar Hall is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020. An evaluation of the building was conducted a few years ago and concluded that the building’s systems were past its life expectancy and that the building was no longer configured in a way that accommodates instruction today or in the near future. Dunbar Hall was built in 1971. The facility was added to the Capital Outlay list for construction projects.
The $40 million project was approved by the state and the university is currently focusing on the design phase. In the next couple months, university officials will go through the selection process for an outside architecture and engineering firm. The construction of Dunbar Hall has an expected completion date of fall 2022. While an interior renovation is needed at this point, this can change during the process if something is identified that wasn’t found during the inspection.