New Construction

Thomas More University Selects Contractor for New Academic Building

Thomas More University in Crestview Hills, Ky., recently announced that it has selected Turner Construction Company as the general contractor for its new Academic Center. The university broke ground on the new 34,000-square-foot facility in April, and construction is scheduled to begin this summer.

It will feature amenities like advanced technology and classroom environments and a technology and prototype lab. It will also play home to university organizations like the Dr. Anthony ’65 & Geraldine ’66 Zembrodt Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Innovation; the Center for Faith, Mission and Catholic Education; and the College of Business, according to local news.

“The selection of Turner Construction Company as the contractor for Thomas More’s new academic center moves our vision for expanded signature programs and new initiatives closer to becoming a reality as we enter the University’s second century,” said Judith A. Marlowe, chair of the Thomas More board of trustees. “Upon careful review of the proposals submitted, Turner emerged as the company of choice given their experience with similar projects as well as the detailed preparation and analysis describing their proposed construction process. The academic center will increase our opportunities to foster engagement and collaboration that benefit not only our students but also the Greater Cincinnati community.”

A previous university news release reports that the building will feature a four-story atrium flooded with natural light, as well as breakaway spaces for students and faculty.

“This is an exciting time as we grow the size of our campus and augment our academic space for teaching, learning and innovation with the construction of the new academic center,” said Thomas More University President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D. “With the new academic building, we want to ensure that our students are set up for success with the very best facilities that will fuel their passion for learning. We are now seeing goals set by the Second Century Campaign becoming a reality. This is an essential piece of the puzzle as we move forward with our Strategic Plan: Lighting the Way and the University’s commitment to student success and academic innovation.”

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