Contractors awarded for BYU–Hawaii campus projects

Campus ConstructionBrigham Young University–Hawaii has awarded contracts for new buildings being constructed on its Laie campus. Ground was broken in late 2011 that marked the official beginning stages of construction related to the university's long-term plan for renovating and expanding the campus.

This group of projects includes 11 new buildings: one multi-use building, two apartment buildings for married students, seven dormitories for single students that will replace existing on-campus dormitories, and one apartment building for single students that will offer an additional on-campus housing option.

Jacobsen Construction of Honolulu, Hawaii, will be the contractor for the married student apartments. Layton Construction of Kauai, Hawaii, was awarded the contract for the single student projects. Okland Construction of Salt Lake City, Utah, will be the contractor for the multi-use building. Site work for all projects has been awarded to Jayar Construction of Honolulu, Hawaii.

"We are excited for this step and for what these new buildings represent for our students, our community and the many who have laid the foundation here," said David Lewis, vice president of construction and facilities management at BYU–Hawaii. "In a very literal sense, we are building the future."

Brigham Young University–Hawaii, founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was established in 1955. Today, BYU–Hawaii's 2,700 undergraduate students come from more than 70 different countries.