Facilities Management

Alumni House Porch Modification

WIU Project Manager Ted N. Renner
Project Scope Modifications to the original Alumni House porch including limestone accents and creating an organic-shaped exterior plaza 
External Vendors Laverdiere Construction and Cox Electric
Total Project Cost Approximately $230,000 
Completion Date October 1, 2015

Project Description

A generous donation from a Macomb native and her husband to honor her late parents' legacy at Western Illinois University made this project possible (wiu.edu/alumni/groundsrenovation.php). When completed, the original porch-level will extend to the north and to the east with overall L-shaped footprint and will be covered in limestone. New steps leading to a lower level flagstone patio will be installed and the two levels will be separation be limestone planter. Both levels will be ADA accessible via a curvilinear flagstone aisle allowing greater access to the Alumni House.

We hope to have the project done in time for Homecoming 2015.


The handrails have been installed and the project is now complete.


Overall plan 06/05/15 - east stairs 06/09/15 - east stairs 06/10/15 - Outline of plaza 06/15/15 - Water on visqueen June 30, 2015 Alumni House entrance painting July 9, 2015 - stone setting July 10, 2015 July 10, 2015 July 13, 2015 July 13, 2015 Steps being poured on July 28, 2015 July 28, 2015 New steps and grading - July 29, 2015 August 6, 2015 August 21, 2015 August 27 - Flagstones being placed Alumni House ADA path September 16, 2015 October 5, 2015 Alumni House entrance ramp Alumni House handrails