Current Projects

A rendered image of the complete construction along Lancaster Avenue, including new residence halls, pedestrian bridge, and performing arts center

Current Project Gallery

Villanova University is currently undergoing a period of great transformation, with enhancements to the campus landscape, additional facilities, and upgrades to existing campus space.

Below you will see updates to some of the major campus projects, as part of the 2008 Campus Master Plan developed by Villanova University President, Father Peter M. Donahue, OSA.



The Transformation of the Campus Landscape project has been underway since Spring 2011, and is currently in its fourth phase.

Phase four of the project includes construction of a new circular pathway around Mendel Field, the addition of three plazas in front of John Barry Hall, Old Falvey, and the Monastery, and improvements to the area around the Saint Thomas of Villanova Church.

Phase four has been divided into two parts:

  • Part one includes development of the Monastery Plaza and half of the Mendel Field circle, and has been under construction since May of 2017. Part one is expected to be completed near the end of the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Part two will include the development of the John Barry Hall and Old Falvey plazas, the second half of the Mendel Field circle, and renovations around the Saint Thomas of Villanova Church. Part two will begin in May of 2018, and is estimated to be completed by the end of the Fall 2018 semester.


Construction is currently underway on the pedestrian bridge across Lancaster Avenue.

The pedestrian bridge will allow students, faculty, staff, visitors, and Saint Thomas of Villanova parishoners to cross Lancaster Avenue safely at the location of the Church Walk.

The addition of the pedestrian bridge will also improve traffic flow along Lancaster Avenue near the university, and provide an aesthetically pleasing addition to the beautiful campus landscape. 

Construction is currently underway on the new residence halls at the former location of Main Lot, along Lancaster Avenue.

The new residence halls will provide additional housing for approximately 1,135 undergraduate students. The addition of the Lancaster Avenue residence halls will result in less students in residential neighborhoods, with an anticipated 85% of the student body residing on campus upon completion.

Renovation of the Finneran Pavilion began in early Summer 2017, and will continue throughout the year. The renovations are expected to be completed by the start of the 2018 - 2019 basketball season.

Renovation of the Pavilion was made possible through a generous donation by Villanova Alumnus, William B. Finneran. These renovations will improve the overall fan and visitor experience at the Pavilion, and provide an upgraded venue for various Villanova community events.

Construction on the new Performing Arts Center along Lancaster Avenue is projected to start in early 2018.

The new Performing Arts Center will include classrooms, rehearsal space, offices, studios, a scenery shop, a 200-seat black box theater, and a 400-seat proscenium-style theater.

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