The following is a listing of some of the larger projects that WSU intends to complete in the near future. Check back for additional information on these projects and others as we develop them further.

Education Village

Education Village was a $33.2 million project that included the renovation of three historic education buildings. The purpose of this project is to prepare teachers to serve the needs of the community, school districts and university.

Wabasha Hall

Wabasha Hall has been renamed to Donna J. Helble Hall.

Laird Norton Building Renovation - Spring 2018

Installing 20x40 Video Board at Maxwell Field

Phelps Hall 2018 Repairs

  • Repair West Stairs
  • Roof Replacement

Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts Center has been renamed to Robert A. DuFresne Performing Arts Center.

Pedestrian Tunnels

This project was a joint venture between WSU, CP Rail, and MnDOT to construct Pedestrian Tunnels under the railroad tracks at Johnson and Winona Streets.

IWC Landscape & Brooke Baures Memorial Garden

The IWC landscape project features the Brooke Baures Memorial Garden situated by the NW entrance to the IWC. Brooke’s family and friends have contributed donations to create a special garden space in remembrance of Brooke Baures, a WSU student and gymnast.

Brooke’s memorial garden includes a decorative paver walkway and plaza areas surrounded by custom stone benches and ornamental trees, shrubs and perennial flowers and grasses.

The benches use local cut limestone and outcrop boulders from Biesanz Stone. Winona Nursery constructed the garden plaza spaces and installed the native perennials and trees for the landscape.

Restoration of the stormwater infiltration basins is an important part of the IWC landscape to collect stormwater from the IWC building roof and surrounding site.

This is part of a larger effort by WSU to incorporate best management practices to help alleviate flooding on campus and to create environmentally sustainable landscapes.

The plant palette will complement the existing native garden at IWC and will have the added benefit of providing a pollinator garden for native bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

A plaza area will be added at the southwest entrance. The plaza and updated landscape plantings will complete the original IWC landscape intended to create an outdoor gathering and classroom area.

The existing tiered steps will lead down to a lower plaza area beneath the shade of the adjacent mature shade trees.