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Work continues on $5 million Clark Hall renovation project

Sept. 27, 2023

Illustration of new Clark Hall entrance - by Josh Oppenlander

Construction work at Clark Hall is officially underway as part of a $5 million renovation project that will create three classrooms and a reworked entrance to the south side of the building.

The renovations to Clark Hall will also add student meeting spaces and open study spaces. The project has an anticipated completion date of May 2024.

While this project is incredibly exciting for the College of Health Sciences, construction can create some issues in terms of noise and building access. CHS leadership appreciates everyone’s patience and flexibility, and we will use this post to provide ongoing updates throughout construction.

Updates for Sept. 27, 2023

Starting at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, the west entrance to Clark Hall will be closed. Ongoing renovation work in the building necessitates the closure of this entrance for a minimum of three days — though it could take up to a week to complete.

Patients who need to access any of the clinics normally housed in Clark Hall should receive instructions regarding alternative accommodations for this period. The entrance should be accessible again by the end of Friday, Oct. 6.

Updates for Sept. 18, 2023

As part of the ongoing work in Clark Hall, water will be shut off in the building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The outage is necessary to allow a contractor to work on the water service line for the renovation project.

Students, faculty and staff in Clark Hall during the Wednesday outage should not use any of the sinks or toilets in the building. Anyone who needs to use the restroom during that time can access facilities in Lewis Hall via the basement of Clark.

Updates for Sept. 11, 2023

Demolition is moving along inside Clark Hall, with Reinhardt Construction LLC clearing out the spaces that previously housed the Robert G. Combs Language Preschool and Mizzou Online. Temporary walls are in place along the east side of the Clark lobby and on the south side of the Clark elevators.

Starting the week of Sept. 18, crews will be tearing up carpet and tile from the floors in the space using loud machinery. Students, faculty and staff in Clark Hall between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. can expect a significant amount of noise throughout the week.

Demolition work inside Clark is expected to wrap up by mid-October, at which point any inside noise will be significantly reduced. Work on the exterior of Clark should begin at that stage, with significant noise as crews remove bricks from the outside of the building. A portion of the parking lot outside Lewis and Clark halls will also be fenced off to create space for the exterior demolition.

Crews installed temporary walls in the Clark Hall lobby on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Updates for Aug. 23, 2023

Reinhardt Construction LLC has officially installed temporary walls in the lobby of Clark Hall and closed off elevator access on the first floor. The courtyard northwest atrium doors are also now closed off, though the northeast courtyard doors remain open.

Updates for Aug. 21, 2023

Work in the Clark lobby began on Monday, Aug. 21. Some of the Clark Hall entrances, a section of the existing Clark lobby, and a portion of the WG11 parking lot on the south side of the buildings will be affected starting later this week. 

  • The courtyard northwest atrium doors to Clark will be tarped off and closed.
  • The Clark south dock entrance will be closed off and inaccessible.
  • The courtyard northeast atrium doors will remain open during normal building hours. 
  • The Clark basement entrance for patients and clients will remain open for the duration of the construction work. This will be the ADA route to Clark Hall with elevator access.
Clark lobby and elevators
  • Part of the Clark lobby around the former Mizzou Online space will be tarped off and closed.
  • The Clark first-floor elevator area will be closed off and inaccessible. All other floors will remain accessible by elevator.
  • The remainder of the lobby, including stairs to the second-floor mezzanine, will be available until that space is closed for HVAC and sprinkler work (date TBD).
WG11 parking lot
  • The south side of the lot will be closed for construction vehicles and equipment. This could affect the accessible spots and clinic parking that borders Fifth Street.