EDWARDSVILLE — Construction management firm IMPACT Strategies announced work is under way on a reconstruction project at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Stratton Quadrangle.
The project, IMPACT’s first with SIUE, involves the placement of new brick pavers throughout the 43,000-square-foot outdoor walkway, situated between the campus’ core buildings. The renovation is scheduled for completion in early August prior to classes beginning in the fall.
The Stratton Quadrangle, better known as The Quad, was originally designed to expose students to nature as they walk among buildings. IMPACT Strategies is working carefully to improve safety for students, staff and visitors. While protecting existing planters and landscaping, the firm also is ensuring damage doesn’t occur to The Rock, a four-ton piece of limestone that has been part of the Quad since it opened.
“The Quad is an important component of SIUE campus life, so it needs to be a safe, secure walkway,” IMPACT Strategies president Mark Hinrichs said. “We will make sure that the existing structure is protected while we work, and that it’s ready for everyone to enjoy when they return to school in the fall. We’re very pleased to be helping SIUE transform The Quad.”
IMPACT Strategies is working with engineering firm Oates Associates Inc. of Collinsville.