USF announces contractors for downtown campus renovation project


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF announces contractors for downtown campus renovation project

(September 15, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis has selected the following contractors to complete the USF Downtown Campus renovation project:

  • Construction Management – Tonn & Blank Construction
  • Masonry – Ziolkowski Construction
  • Demolition/General Trades – Weigand Construction
  • Doors/Frames/Hardware – Central Indiana Hardware
  • Glass/Glazing – Lazzaro
  • Framing/Drywall/Ceilings – Strahm Group
  • Floorcoverings – Tile Interiors
  • Painting – BZW Master Painters
  • Fire Protection – VFP Fire Systems
  • Plumbing/HVAC – Project Design & Piping
  • Electrical – Henry Electric
  • Steel – Almet, Inc.
  • Terrazzo Flooring – F&M Tile & Terrazzo Company

The USF Downtown Campus project is a $12.3 million investment that will bring approximately 300 students, faculty and staff downtown beginning the fall of 2016. The former Chamber of Commerce building will become the new home of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts program. In 2012, the university purchased the former Scottish Rite Auditorium now known as the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center. The west tower of the center is under renovation to house USF’s Music Technology program. Amenities at the downtown campus are open to all USF students.

The USF Downtown Campus renovation project has been designated as a Bicentennial Legacy project as part of Indiana’s 200th anniversary celebration in 2016. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2016 in time for students to begin classes in the fall.


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region currently attend USF for its academic excellence.


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