Center for STEM Education Construction Progress
Since breaking ground for the new Center for STEM Education, a project team consisting of construction management, architects, engineers, and Notre Dame representation has been meeting semi-weekly to ensure construction moves forward safely, on time, and on budget. The Academy is grateful to those families and individuals who have been instrumental in this bold, transformative project. We now need your help to cross the finish line! Show your support here.
Expand the lists below to view the milestones that have been reached to-date.
Construction site set-up, including erosion control and safety fencing, complete with mesh screening with graphics of the STEM center design.
Relocation of affected utilities.
Excavation for basement, footers and foundation.
Footers and foundation walls have been poured.
Elevator shaft constructed.
Building transformer set.
- Structural steel has been erected.
- Metal framing is being added to the exterior.
- Concrete flooring has been poured.
Much of the new Center for STEM Education is under roof and significant progress has been made on: roof membrane installation, exterior wall waterproofing, interior wall framing, plumbing rough-ins, sprinkler installation, electrical and IT/AV rough-ins, and duct fabrication and installation.
We continue to see exciting progress on construction of the Academy's new Center for STEM Education - windows with expansive views of the Mansion lawn and the greens of Overbrook have been installed and stonework, sympathetically aligned with existing buildings, is being installed. We look forward to welcoming students and faculty to this state-of-the-art facility in 2019.
Construction of The Riley Center for STEM Education continued throughout the Christmas break, including work on exterior stone masonry and roofing. Interior progress includes ductwork and electrical installation, drywall and acoustic insulation between rooms, and passenger elevator. The expansive windows in the STEM Gallery offer views of the Mansion lawn.
Exciting progress continues on the Academy's Riley Center for STEM Education. Exterior facade stone and stucco work has been carefully matched to our existing buildings. The elevator has been installed, interior walls are being primed for painting, and installation of floor tiles has started. When completed, the 30,000 square foot Center will include eight science laboratories, three lab prep rooms, eight mathematics classrooms, a design thinking and entrepreneurship classroom, and labs dedicated to design and innovation, robotics, and coding.