Summer Construction Arrives on the Bluff

Huesman Hall prepares for demolition, May 23, 2019.

With the end of the academic year comes the arrival of bulldozers, as campus prepares for new state-of-the-art residence halls to replace the old Sullivan and Huesman dormitories.

An orange tree is transported to Tendrich Apartments, May 22, 2019.

Demolition of the 72-year-old halls will commence within the week and last through June, with Sullivan being the first and Huesman to follow. During this phase, the LMU community can expect to hear demolition activity, although 12-foot sound barriers are currently being installed to limit the amount of noise heard over the project’s duration.

The university has also taken great pains to preserve and relocate the orange trees that have stood sentry outside the dormitories for decades. This past week, crews carefully uprooted the trees and replanted them in their new home behind Tendrich Apartments.

Additionally, sidewalks in front of East Quad and Hannon Field have been closed until August 2020, as necessitated by construction zoning. Facilities Management requests that all Lions utilize the designated alternate footpaths when crossing through the area, as shown in the construction Pedestrian Map.

The university has established construction.lmu.edu to serve as the home of all campus construction-related news, including both current and future projects. Here, LMU constituents can view renderings of new buildings, get answers to their frequently asked questions, and stay informed with up-to-date information on changes and closures.