If you have driven near the Creighton University campus recently, you’ve probably noticed some changes! The former hospital and medical center is being transformed into retail space and apartments. Construction of a brand-new building for the dental school is nearly complete on the east side of campus. Several academic buildings on campus have undergone facelifts and remodels.
The Bio-Information Center (BIC) Center on the campus of Creighton University, which was originally occupied in May 1977, is also undergoing some significant changes. As the university continues to expand its programs and course offerings, existing spaces are being repurposed to accommodate the growth. The space continues to be needed for student use throughout the school year, so Prairie Construction has developed a plan to carry out a multi-phase remodel project in order to eliminate disruptions.
We completed the initial phase of the project – the creation of a new study space to replace the current study space – in early January before the start of the second semester. Several study carrels with glass doors and desks were created and are receiving high praise from students who have already put them to good use.
The BIC currently houses the Health Sciences Library. A portion of the former library was renovated into a new cafeteria space. Students moved into the cafeteria, Sara’s Place as it is referred, in early February. Prairie Construction recently began the renovation of the former cafeteria space into classroom and lab space for the Occupational Therapy program. The existing study space will be demolished.
We will continue to share progress of this exciting project at Creighton University!