Case Western Reserve University currently has five major capital projects underway or in the planning stages: the Tinkham Veale University Center, the Wyant Field House, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, the proposed pedestrian bridge to the future West Campus, and a new medical school building. Below is a snapshot of each project:
Pedestrian Bridge to West Campus
Still very much in the planning stages, this proposed future suspension bridge will cut over Wade Park and help connect CWRU’s central campus to its West Campus. Officials expect the bridge to cost around $7 million.
Wyant Field House
A major donation from CWRU trustee James Wyant helped secure the funds to build the Wyant Field House, a new athletic and recreational facility for athletes and students. The field house will be located in the North Campus Residential Village and will be approximately 24,000 square feet. Ground is expected to be broken on this project this spring. It is expected to be completed by 2014.
The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
After receiving $12 million from the Maltz Family Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, CWRU will restore the Temple-Tifereth Israel located on 1855 Ansel Road, CWRU’s prospective West Campus. The Temple-Tifereth Israel is in the National Register of Historic Places. After the renovation, it will house dance, music, and theater rehearsal and performing spaces as well as offices. It will be reserved as a place for worship on Jewish High Holy Days. The project is expected to cost about $25.6 million.
Medical School Building
In 2016, CWRU will break ground on a new medical school building on its future West Campus. Located on East 105th Street at the site of the former Mt. Sinai Medical Center, the new medical school building will be equipped with the necessary advanced technology and research equipment for continued growth at the medical school.
Tinkham Veale University Center
Construction has already started for the Tinkham Veale University Center. Located next to the Kelvin Smith Library, the $50 million project will be LEED certified, include a ballroom, classrooms, and dining and meeting spaces. It is expected to be completed by fall of 2014.