New Residence Hall
The new residence hall will be just west of the existing Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house. It will have 28,000 square feet on three levels and will house approximately 100 students. The exterior will resemble nearby Langston Hall, with red bricks and white trim. The interior will feature what college officials are calling community living pods that include traditional double-occupancy rooms and shared bathrooms but with several wings that will include more lounges and meeting rooms than current residence halls.
“The layout of the new residence hall will create a sense of community, with its multiple lounge spaces and meeting rooms that can accommodate all of the students living on that floor for meetings, studying, special programs and other social activities,” said Director of Residence Life Lisa Fischer. “Unlike suite-style and apartment living that can lose that sense of community, this layout greatly aids our residence life staff’s efforts to foster socialization and the feeling of ‘home’ for our residential students.”
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Residence Hall Renovations
Renovations to Alumni Court, Founders’ Court and Gunzenhauser Hall will include flooring, paint, ceiling and lighting systems, electrical and plumbing upgrades, new roofs and exterior improvements, sprinkler and fire protection systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and room furnishings.
The renovations and new residence hall will incorporate sustainable strategies.
“The college in collaboration with its construction manager and engineers is assessing and evaluating building and material strategies to capitalize on energy savings, water efficiency, carbon emissions reduction, indoor air quality and prudent stewardship of resources,” Pasteris said. Strategies under consideration include building design to capitalize on daylight, geothermal heating and cooling, precast and poured concrete material, insulation material, innovated roofing, windows and flooring material.
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