We are excited to announce the commencement of the Payson Library renovation project. The move out of the library has been underway for the last two weeks in preparation for construction, which will start next week. Please note that the areas closed for construction include Payson Library, Pendleton Learning Center, and Huntsinger Academic Center.
Next week, the general contractor, Swinerton Builders, will install construction fencing around the project site and set up a staging area within the visitor parking lot, highlighted below, for their use throughout the project.
Visitor parking lost in the Seaver Main Lot will be replaced with new visitor parking created in the Phillips Theme Tower lot in the coming weeks. Due to the ongoing relocation of a number of departments to our new campus in Calabasas, there is a reduced demand for parking in the Phillips Theme Tower lot, affording us the opportunity to move visitor parking to this location. The new visitor parking spots are highlighted below.
Once the fencing outlined above is installed at Payson Library, several pedestrian paths around the library will be available, which are highlighted in orange below. Please note that the accessible ramp between the Seaver Main Lot and the plaza area in front of Payson will remain open to provide an accessible route to TAC, TCC, and RAC. Visitors with accessibility needs will continue to be able to park in the Seaver Main Lot.
While fencing is being installed next week, relocation of the remaining materials in the library will continue. We anticipate that move out activities will be complete next week, and the general contractor will begin demolition work the week of May 30th. When demolition work begins noise and construction activity around the Payson building will increase significantly.
We will provide periodic updates on our progress throughout the project. We look forward to having Payson Library complete and open to our community in advance of the Fall 2017 semester.
For questions or comments, please call our office at 310-506-4581, or email ConstructionUpdates@pepperdine.edu.