Kaiser Borsari Construction Impacts

Construction began on Kaiser Borsari Hall, Western’s new electrical and computer engineering, energy science, and computer science building, on March 20, 2023. The new building will be located east of the Communications Facility on the site of the 17G parking lot.

Map showing the site of Kaiser Borsari Hall east of the Communications Facility

Parking changes

  • Parking lot 17G lot will be closed throughout construction. 
  • ADA parking is available in lots 19G and 9G.
  • To replace the parking spaces displaced by the project, 131 new spaces have been added to South College Drive, and 41 new spaces have been added in lot 31V.

Clinics parking

The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and the Counseling Training Clinic are open on their regular schedule. 

  • Clinic parking is now located in Lot 19G to the west of the clinic. Please follow the directions on the Clinics information page to reach the new parking area and the clinics. 
  • If you have any questions, please call:
  • Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic: (360) 650-3881
  • Counseling Training Clinic: (360) 650-3184

Route changes

  • During summer 2023, the section of the pedestrian path south of the Academic Instructional Center between the surface crossing from Fairhaven and the path from the tunnel crossing will be closed for utility trenching. A temporary path will be built for crossing between the two.
Map showing pedestrian path closure
  • Intermittent lane closures on East College Way will be directed by flaggers as needed.
  • Bicyclists are encouraged to use the path near the Wade King Recreation Center as an alternate route to avoid intermittent closures and congestion.
  • Please be aware of increased congestion through Haskell Plaza as cyclists and pedestrians use alternatives to East College Way.
  • Walk bikes as necessary, and always dismount for the walk zones past Carver and through Red Square.
  • Pedestrians are encouraged to use foot paths through campus.

Other impacts

Hours of construction will generally be 7 am to 4 pm, depending on weather and conditions, but some exceptions may occur if needed with advance permission from the university. FDO customer service will notify the university community ahead of any variation in schedule. Noise and fume levels will be monitored to mitigate impacts on surrounding building occupants.

Construction logistics maps are provided as a guide to expected impacts but may change as the construction plan is developed.

Contact Information

Mark Nicasio, Project Manager, (360) 650-6296

Jonathan Higgins, Director, University Communications, (360) 650-3350