Future Construction Projects
Kansas State University is focused on the future. With the goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025, the university is improving its current foundation and adding new facilities to keep up with the growing number of students choosing K-State.
Enrollment is consistently increasing at the 150-year-old land-grant university. Because of this growth, more housing and academic space is needed, as well as improvements to the university’s capabilities. Kansas State University is building cutting-edge facilities while maintaining its iconic heritage.
Seaton Complex, which contains the College of Architecture, Planning and Design, will receive a revitalization to meet the needs of the growing class sizes. The revitalized complex will feature new studios, an outdoor amphitheater and more energy efficiency.
The 50-year-old K-State Student Union will receive a renovation and addition, all thanks to students who approved a $25 million project that will benefit future K-Staters. The renovation will give the Union more space and a better overall flow.
The Chilled Water Plant Expansion, a $56 million expansion of the chilled water system is in the future for the Manhattan campus. This project is in line with the K-State 2025 strategic plan to build an efficient, reliable and cost-effective central utility plant that provides the capacity for campus expansion. The new chiller plant building is planned to be large enough to eventually allow for the installation of four 2,500 ton chiller units providing for future projected cooling needs.
The Equine Performance Testing Facility will begin construction in June 2015 and be complete by March 2016. The $2.8 million facility will be located east of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Mosier Hall. It will include a soft-footing riding arena, an asphalt footing area, a 140-foot-long runway for lameness examinations, four holding stalls, a farrier services area, a radiographic imaging area and a conference room for client services, student education and outreach activities.