Oct 16, 2013

Campus Master Plan Construction Underway

In July 2013, KCUMB unveiled a comprehensive five-year Campus Master Plan, designed to identify facilities upgrades and new facilities needed for the immediate future.  Click here to see a photo gallery and watch a live web cam of the Academic Center construction.

We want to create a cohesive campus environment that is safe, neighborly, pedestrian friendly and ties the University together.

Over the next five years, KCUMB will spend nearly $60 million to realize the first phase of this vision and develop a state-of-the-art home to support our academic, research and clinical missions. This initial phase includes:

Academic Center

  • Construction began October 1 to renovate Weaver Auditorium into two high-tech auditoriums and multiple classrooms for daily use. 
  • Continuing our quest for a sustainable environment, we plan to reclaim 90 percent of the existing materials. Our construction plan will provide us with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver designation for this building. 
  • Repurposing Weaver Auditorium saves $4 million compared to the construction of a new lecture facility. 
  • The remodeled building will open in time for the beginning of classes in August 2014.

Renovations to the Administration Building

  • This historic building will be updated to accommodate our needs for our second 100 years.
  • This renovation will include the addition of a welcome center for applicants and visitors to our campus in the north wing.

Center for Medical Simulation

  • A Simulation Center Planning Group defined the scope of the facility for our students today and in the future.
  • The new center will provide much-needed space to effectively accommodate the simulation and standardized patient programs and will allow for collaboration with other institutions in the region.
Health and Wellness Center
  • This new facility aligns with our mission of health and well being and will accommodate the needs of our growing campus.
  • The Health and Wellness Center will include a cafeteria, an exercise facility for faculty and staff, and space that can be utilized for special events.