Construction Projects

Facilities Management has numerous construction projects on the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. Every new project, from residence hall remodels to brand new construction, goes through a rigorous process to ensure we are building sustainable buildings for the future.


Questions about construction projects may be directed to

Schoenecker Center (STEAM)

The Schoenecker Center will be the university's primary facility for STEAM education at St. Thomas. See below for highlights of construction and progress reports for this first-of-its-kind facility which is scheduled to open in 2024. See more details in the Construction Management Plan which includes site logistics information.

Schoenecker Center on the Road to Completion

The summer on south campus has been an active one as construction crews continue work on the four-story, $110 million Schoenecker Center supporting engineering, arts and the sciences. The new facility is scheduled to open next spring. Staff videographer Nick Clausen used a first-person view drone to capture footage of the progress.

Lee & Penny Anderson Arena night view

Coming Soon

Lee & Penny Anderson Arena

The Lee and Penny Anderson Arena will be the new home for Tommie Men's and Women's Ice Hockey programs, as well as the Tommie Men's and Women's Basketball programs! Located on the University's South Campus in St. Paul, the arena will also include state-of-the-art practice facilities for both ice hockey and basketball. The Lee and Penny Anderson Arena will create conditions for success to directly support student-athletes and provide the campus community with a facility that can be used for multiple events.

Other Construction Projects

Single User Restroom Project

Completion Date: Fall 2023

  • Three separate single user restrooms to be located on the Minneapolis Campus in Terrence Murphy Hall, Opus Hall and Schulze Hall.

Scoreboard Project

Completion date: Fall 2023

  • Updated two football scoreboards
  • Updated corner scoreboard and ribbon in Schoenecker Arena

Emergency Generator Project

Start date: Winter 2023

  • Adding an additional emergency generator to add capacity to our existing systems
  • Location is the Morrison Parking Ramp

Parking Lot K

Completion Date: Fall 2023

Parking Lot K Improvements

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Bike parking options
  • Landscape improvements

Center for Well-Being Mental Health Space

Completion Date: Fall 2023

  • Creation of a Mental Health Education, Prevention & Outreach suite
  • Located on 2nd Floor of CWB
  • Space will be utilized for training, workshops, counseling & events for students and staff

Athletics Fueling Station

Completion Date: Fall 2023

  • Full-time nutritionist to assist athletes with nutritional needs
  • Screens for educational and instructional videos
  • Grab and go foods for athletes to fuel their bodies to continue to operate at peak performance
  • Space is for UST D1 athletes only


Recently Completed Projects

Completed view of SJV SCB wall graphic Interior view of Dowling lounge

Saint John Vianney

  • Saint John Vianney College Seminary began their building expansion in February 2022.
  • Zeman Construction was the contractor working directly with the SJV team.
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School of Nursing/Social Work

Summit Classroom Building Renovation

  • Complete renovation
  • School of Social Work will reoccupy and share the space with the new School of Nursing.

Brady/Dowling/Koch Renovations

  • Renovation of Brady and Dowling Halls and Koch Commons