The North Hall renovation included all new student rooms, bathrooms, common areas, entries and infrastructure. Built in 1967, the building has expanded 14,000 feet to about 90,000 square feet. It is home to 373 students. The renovation began in spring 2018. North Hall was closed during the 2018-19 academic year.
The bathrooms were moved to the outer edges of the building, opening up space in the middle of each of the four floors for lounges with natural light. Each floor also has a congregate kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, sink and microwave as well as counter seating to look over the campus.
The lower level features a conference room for staff or students and an area with private study corrals. Two rooms are equipped for easy Skype access to allow residents an opportunity to video chat with family and friends.
There also is a quiet area for meditation and contemplation. Private handicapped-accessible restrooms in the basement open with wave motion and have a bar so they don’t close until the doorway is clear. Fifteen of the bathrooms are gender neutral.
The residence hall is largely made up of double-occupancy rooms, along with five four-person rooms. Each double room has eight outlets, and the furniture is moveable.
Total Project Cost | $21.74 million