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GCU’s builder has blueprint for success: teamwork

August 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Just one builder constructing almost an entire university? It’s unheard of. But it’s something Pono Construction, under the leadership of owner Butch Glispie, has done, beginning with North Rim Apartments in 1986. For 33 years, Glispie and his team of subcontractors have helped carry out the vision of the University, raising and renovating more than 60 structures on campus.

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Architecture of GCU: The past meets the future

August 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU doesn’t quite look like other universities. Instead of Georgian colonial- or Greek revival-inspired structures, the University’s buildings are more futuristic, with their rectangular shapes that jut in and out, spans of glass, and touches of color, such as warm yellows, oranges and greens. But those designs also incorporate a nod to the University’s past with their brick bases. “The campus is rooted in its history. That’s why you see this (brick) block, which is really the strong foundation of the Christian values that ground the campus,” said suoLL architect Caroline Lobo.

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Special delivery: New Mail Center opens on campus

July 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

A new Grand Canyon University mail center opened Monday to meet the needs of a growing student population and its consumer habits of shopping online. Stephanie Salas said the center will process more than 1,500 packages every day. Inside the complex located across the bridge of the Little Canyon Trail in Building 44 is a huge warehouse filled with shelves that will be holding everything from shipped bicycles to lamps and refrigerators. After all, Salas said, it is a “click-and-shop generation.”

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New apartments to add even more color to campus

June 27, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Three new apartment buildings on Grand Canyon University’s campus will add 1,800 beds for returning students when construction is completed later this summer. The new apartments add to a growing population of students living on campus, a four-fold increase since 2012.

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Going up! The inside stories of a building project

May 28, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

The entertainment just keeps building for employees in the Student Life and College of Humanities and Social Sciences buildings — they get to watch the new Student Advising Services building go up next door. The process has fascinated people so much, GCU Today decided to explain in more detail what they’re watching.

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New food, fun options on campus are almost here

January 07, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

It’s another big year of construction at GCU: Pita Jungle … Taco Bell … Canyon Activities Center … Student Advising Center … three more apartment buildings plus a pool … another parking garage … which will include a new Mail Center. All are on the docket for this year, and the grand openings of the first three are imminent.

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Slideshow: Expansion continues on GCU’s east side

August 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Theresa Smith GCU News Bureau The east side of the Grand Canyon University campus is rapidly expanding. Just beyond Little Canyon Trail, the Colangelo College of Business building is rising, right next to Agave Apartments and down 30th Drive from the Canyon Activity Center, which will house multiple courts for intramurals and club sports.  

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Construction projects cooking, including Taco Bell

June 29, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Campus construction projects are barreling forward this summer, from the addition of 1,000 field-level seats at GCU Ballpark that will put spectators right in the action, to a new Lope Shop, two new residence halls, a soon-to-be-completed parking garage, a new Colangelo College of Business building, a new Canyon Activities Center, and perhaps the most exciting addition for students — a long-anticipated Taco Bell. The projects are on track, many of them expected to be completed by the time students arrive for the fall semester.

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From parking to Pita Jungle, the GCU build is on

May 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Construction is a staple of summer at Grand Canyon University, but this year it’s even more noticeable. There’s a long list of projects, many of them major additions. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Nike store, tech area, boutique part of new Lope Shop

May 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Lope Shop will have a lot of space to fill as it moves into its new home in the old College of Doctoral Studies. The campus retail store will be going from 1,800 to 9,500 square feet and will include a Nike concept store, boutique, women’s fashion area, technology department and much more. The 12-week build is getting underway this summer with plans to reopen the store in its new home a week before students return for Welcome Week.

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