With approval of several projects, the universities are enabled to build the next generation of teaching infrastructure for future generations of students while advancing research and addressing renovation needs for existing facilities through the University Capital Infrastructure Fund.

Projects that received necessary approvals for construction are the Hayden Library reinvention at Arizona State University at a cost of $35 million, the Science Annex renovation ($9 million) at Northern Arizona University and Building 90 ($18 million) in deferred maintenance at the University of Arizona.

Enabling new projects for teaching and research while renovating existing structures will enable student success and accommodate increasing enrollment at the universities. Of projects identified by the universities, $701 are in the ABOR process of review while $62 million has received all necessary approval from the board and the Joint Committee on Capital Review to begin construction. Projects totaling $282 million are anticipated to begin construction in 2018 and projects totaling $419 million are slated for construction in 2019.

Anticipated projects for 2018-19 include:

Arizona State University:

  • Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 7 – $175 million
  • Health Solutions Innovation Center – $80 million
  • Hayden Library reinvention – $35 million
  • Durham Language and Literature renovation – $45 million
  • Deferred maintenance – $120 million

Northern Arizona University:

  • Science Annex (Building 20) renovation – $9 million
  • Multi-Disciplinary STEM Academy/Research Building – $139 million
  • Physical Sciences (Building 19) renovation – $33 million
  • Biological Sciences (Building 21) renovation – $57 million
  • Deferred maintenance – $4 million

University of Arizona:

  • Interdisciplinary Research Innovation Building 1 – $100 million
  • Interdisciplinary Research Innovation Building 2 – $100 million
  • Building 90 (Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences Building deferred maintenance) – $18 million
  • Deferred maintenance – $182 million

The University Capital Infrastructure Fund represents the state’s largest investment in Arizona’s public universities in a generation. Without a doubt, this funding will make Arizona’s universities even more dynamic as centers of learning, discovery and economic development.

Note: Amounts for projects are subject to change and projects may be modified, eliminated or added to align with available funding from the program.