April 26, 2013

Oakland University and Barton Malow Break Ground on Elliott Carillon Tower

Southfield, MI –– April 25, 2013— Barton Malow Company is pleased to announce that Oakland University of Rochester, Michigan has selected Barton Malow as the construction manager for the new Elliott Carillon Tower. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 19th for the 49-bell tower, which is scheduled for completion in 2014.

The new 151-foot carillon bell tower will be the centerpiece for the OU campus and is a gift to the University from Hugh and Nancy Elliott. “We wanted this bell tower to make a statement, and to be a focus and meeting place on the campus,” said Nancy Elliott.

Gary Russi, Oakland University president said, “This will enable Oakland University to join the ranks of prestigious universities across the globe that have honored a centuries-old tradition of a carillon tower on campus.”

The Elliott Carillom Tower will be one of the tallest carillon towers on a college campus in the United States. The tower is designed by Niagara Murano Architects of Birmingham, MI. The bells and clock-related equipment will be manufactured the Royal Bell-foundry Petit & Fritsen, Netherlands, and the Verdin Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Watch the video of Hugh and Nancy Elliott discuss their excitement for the new campus landmark.

About Barton Malow Company
Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology and equipment installation services throughout North America. An industry leader in building information modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD), the firm’s niche market specialties include industrial, healthcare, education, federal, sports/special events, and energy. Barton Malow has a staff of over 1,000 in 13 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual firm revenues exceed $1 billion. Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information visit or follow the firm on Twitter