MSU Development



  • Here are some additional renderings of the STEM facility next to Spartan Stadium. They look really good. Helps you realize how massive this building will be. @Jared I don't believe the building is part of the College of Education. From my impression, it is a multi-use building across the College of Natural Science, College of Engineering, MSU Undergraduate Research, Lyman Briggs College and more. This will be more of an interdisciplinary approach than anything.

  • Credit to screenshots is

  • Thanks for the screenshots. Yeah the building will be much larger than what is currently there as the power plant portion is only about 1/3 or less of the final building.

  • Looks really great. This kind of gives me an idea what the BWL could do with the Eckert Plant.

  • So, MSU got it's biggest single gift in its history. Real estate developer Edward Minskoff has donated $30 million towards the School of Business Pavillion. I guess this will make construction go faster and help with programming once the building's done.

  • edited April 2019

    A awesome update on the STEM facility announced last June:

    The project is slated for completion Fall of next year.

  • The STEM facility is finally going vertical, a portion of the part north of the power plant is up. I'm glad to see this construction method used in our area, I read articles about CLT over the years and wondered when it would make it here.

    The Music Building addition is also coming along. The last time I was by there most, if not all the exterior, was complete.

    Next to the Simon Power Plant the new water tower is finally nearing completion. It liked like they were about to start lifting the first tank section into place few days ago. It's been interesting to watch how they build one.
  • edited August 2019


    The LSJ did a story on the water tower, today. Apparently, it's water system filtration plant.

    EAST LANSING — Water flowing from Michigan State University’s faucets and fountains drew countless complaints from students over the years, from the occasional reddish hues to an intermittent metallic taste.

    MSU officials say the water is safe to drink and assure students it is tested regularly to ensure it meets state and federal water quality requirements. But the well water supply naturally contains minerals and sediments that can lead to an unattractive color and taste.

    That’s where a new, $21 million water system filtration plant and storage tower comes in.

    Workers are erecting the water treatment facility, the first of it’s kind on MSU’s East Lansing campus. Leaders say it will send clear, clean and fresh drinking water to nearly every building.


    Construction kicked off on Service Road near Recycle Drive in June 2018 and he said the facility should go into operation in early 2020.

    The project includes a 2-million-gallon water storage tank perched on a pedestal. The unit will measure 150 feet tall. It also includes a 11,500 square foot water treatment plant.

    Fifteen wells sit on the south side of campus. Water is currently pumped from the wells to an existing underground reservoir west of the Engineering Building and treated. The water is then pumped to buildings on campus.

    Once construction wraps, the water will flow from the wells to the new filtration plant where iron will be filtered out. The water will be treated with fluoride, chloride and a corrosion inhibitor in addition to going through a process to remove any radium, said project manager Robert Nestle.

    Then it will stream into the new water tower and gravity will send it to campus buildings, he said. Buildings that won’t be serviced by the new system include the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Brody Hall complex, the 1855 Place buildings and the Farms Distribution System, which serves the agricultural area south of campus. Those buildings are connected to other water systems.

    Good this is finally happening. I remember when some of my family went to the university in the 70's, and they were complaining about the water color and taste even back then.

    Oh, here's a video of it rising. It's cool to see how it kind of self-builds:

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