Regents Terrace Getting an Upgrade

UNIVERSITY NEWS | Thousands of Loyola Marymount University graduates have passed through Regents Terrace since it was dedicated in 1958. Thousands of visitors have gathered there to watch Christmas tree lightings. Countless gatherings have been held there in the course of 60 years.

But now, it’s time to rebuild and refurbish LMU’s social axis.

The Board of Regents took on the task and raised $750,000 to complete the overhaul. The key addition to Regents Terrace will be decorative, named paving stones, allowing families to make an indelible mark on the campus. Alumni, parents, faculty and staff are welcome to purchase a paver and have a dedicated stone reflecting their own family name.

The project consists of removing the existing stairs and flatwork, then replacing them with new concrete, pavers, step lighting, and constructing a new stairway connecting the terrace to the west entrance of the Malone Student Center. Also, storm water retention and sewer upgrades within Sunken Garden will be included.

The work, by Gray Construction, began after commencement last month, and is expected to be completed in August, before the fall semester begins and in time for the 2018 Alumni BBQ.