The $285 million project entails construction of the Commons residence hall complex, a Performing Arts Center, a pedestrian bridge, a 1,200-vehicle parking garage, a two-story addition to the existing parking garage, a surface parking lot and new streetscapes along Lancaster Avenue.
With the Ithan Avenue parking garage and pedestrian bridge spanning Route 30 complete, the August 2019 finish line for the Commons is in sight—with the 2020 opening of the Performing Arts Center not far behind it.
Since ground broke on the construction in 2015, Smith has worked with 60-plus outside consultants— from architects and engineers to traffic experts and parking lot specialists.
Smith is one of eight full-time project managers at Villanova, with experience in mechanical, electrical and civil engineering.
Their blueprint is the 2008 campus master plan. Commissioned by University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS, it is the first campus master plan in the University’s history.
Bit by bit, this team is bringing the vision for Villanova’s future to life.
Read more about the Villanova project here.