Montclair State University has begun construction on a new
state-of-the-art building for the College of the Arts’ School of Communication
and Media and a new arts and sciences quad that will run from Richardson Hall
to College Hall.
Work has begun on the project and is expected to continue
through the end of December 2016. Construction fences have been erected around
the work area in front of Morehead and Life Halls and will remain in place until
work is complete.
The new School of Communication and Media building will be a
105,000-square-foot facility that will join together what is now Morehead Hall
and Life Hall into a single, multi-functional communications and multimedia
The new building will be equipped with a leading-edge,
multi-platform “newsroom of the future,” along with a 150-seat presentation
hall, broadcast studios, integrated media lab, film screening room, and acting
and dance studios.
The new arts and sciences quad will be completed in phases
and will feature a center pathway lined with larger trees and bordered by lawn areas,
ornamental trees and plantings, benches and seating areas, and new lighting,
among the many planned improvements.
Please refer to the construction circulation map
for information on the fence location, building entrances and pedestrian
traffic flow in the area. Directional signs have also been placed at strategic
locations around the site to assist pedestrians.
Monday, August 3, utility trench construction associated with the technology
infrastructure for the new School of Communication and Media will begin in
front of Memorial Auditorium. The limits of work will extend from the existing
construction fence located immediately in front of Memorial Auditorium to an
area adjacent to the New Center for Environmental and Life Sciences.
Access to Memorial
Auditorium and the Speech Building will be maintained at all times and the
construction will be sequenced in phases: Phase 1 and Phase 2.
This work is scheduled to be completed by the last week in August.
Further updates will be issued when there are any changes in
traffic patterns or other newsworthy construction-related matters.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation
during construction as we work to create a new world-class academic building
and a beautiful and functional common space for all members of the University