The State Building Commission approved the Wittich Hall renovation project on the UW-La Crosse campus during its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the State Capitol in Madison. A complete renovation of the building’s interior will create an iconic and modern new home for UWL’s College of Business Administration.
Construction began in July 2018, with doors expected to open in May 2020. The approximately $26 million project is funded through university program revenue; no state tax money will be used.
Steel beams are placed to create a third floor in the north gymnasium.
Workers peel off the old artificial turf with skid-steer loaders. The artificial turf replacement project is replacing the 10-year old turf that was originally installed at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex in 2009. The new turf will have a lifespan of 10 years and has a soft layer under the turf to provide a cushion for hard falls. The project costs approximately $500,000 and is funded with Program Revenue funds; no state tax money will be used.