Student Center Renovation

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Lewis & Clark community! We are approaching the biggest renovation project we’ve experienced in more than 10 years.

Construction Updates

Templeton Construction Update: Dec. 20, 2021

Find out who’s operating as normal and who’s moving to a temporary location.

Student Center Renovation Begins Next Week, Continues Through Dec. 2022

We are focused on completing several tasks before December 16, and ask that you please be aware of the following significant and ongoing changes during the active construction phase. We will provide updates and information to you on a regular basis throughout the project.

Construction for the Templeton Student Center begins December 16, 2021; Bremik Construction will bring to life the vision ZGF Architecture has carefully planned through hours and hours of interviews and meetings with Lewis & Clark leaders and students. Our new student center will welcome students with brighter and more open spaces, updated lighting, a pedestrian corridor, outside seating, courtyard improvements, and a new exterior elevator.

With any construction project of this magnitude, there will be some growing pains. Thank you in advance for your patience for our mess and noise and inconvenience.

Here’s the key facts you will need to know about construction:


  • The only entrance to Fields Dining Room will be the northwest entrance (currently an emergency exit). There will be a temporary ramp installed at this entrance.
  • A restroom facility will be established at the northwest Fields dining hall entrance. This is the only restroom facility for the dining hall during construction.

Entry Points

All of the second floor except the Bookstore and Career Center will be under construction and inaccessible to the L&C community starting December 16 through the start of the 2022 fall semester.


The current Templeton elevator will continue to operate during construction. There will be no access to the second floor, only first floor and third floor


The Mailroom is temporarily moving to the ground level of McAfee next to Human Resources - follow the white paw prints!


Parking is going to be one of the biggest challenges. The lower Templeton parking lot and the parking along the Stewart circle is going offline during construction to all except construction, college fleet, and service vehicles. Additional parking is available at the grad school gravel lot and St. Mark’s.

Vehicle Limitations

Templeton Way (the main road in front of the west side of Templeton) will be limited to buses, deliveries, Campus Safety, and Facilities vehicles.


At any time from December 2021 to January 2023, please feel free to reach out to Facilities Capital Project Coordinator Ryan Gardner  (