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4.2.19

NEW WICHITA STATE STUDENT ATHLETE CENTER MOVES FORWARD

A plan to build a new Student-Athlete Success Center and renovate parts of Charles Koch Arena is moving forward.

Wichita-based construction firm Hutton has been awarded for the $10.4 million contract for the Wichita State University project.

The WSU project has two main components. The largest is construction of the Student-Athlete Success Center, a 36,000-square-foot facility devoted to the academic and athletic development of students in WSU’s sports programs. The two-level building, to be located just south of Charles Koch Arena, will expand study and tutoring spaces. WSU’s track and cross country programs will also move to the new facility.

A smaller component of the project is renovation of administrative offices inside Charles Koch Arena to create more space for the men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball programs.

Groundbreaking is expected to take place in June, with completion of the project in July 2020. With the awarding of a contract, Hutton will be able to work closely at the front end with the project architect, GLMV, to develop a design that will produce the best result for the overall cost.

To learn more about the project, click here.