Projected Timeline

September 2023

  • Board of Regents approval
  • Publish request for qualifications to design-build firms

November 2023: Publish request for proposals to design-build firms

February 2024: Receive proposals

March 2024: Design-build firm selected

Spring/Summer 2024

  • Project kick-off celebration
  • Site turned over to construction company

Summer 2026: Construction completion


  • LeBaron Hall replacement: $39M
  • Textile sciences wing: $4.5M (estimate)
  • Student-operated Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom: $8.5M (estimate)
  • Total Complex Estimated Cost: $52M