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Construction of a new 300+ bed residence hall.

Project Update as of August 27, 2018

Construction started at the end of May, with the installation of new safety fencing and preparing the site for the foundation work.

Over the summer, the contractor has already made great progress and has installed the building’s foundations, and the structural walls and framing for the 1st floor.  The 2nd through 4th floors will follow this fall with the intent of enclosing the exterior of the building before winter.

The building is scheduled to be completed for the Fall 2019 semester.

Project Overview

Based upon the recommendations of a new dorm feasibility study that was recently completed and the need to address the lack of available and adequate housing on campus, a new 300+ bed dormitory is required. This project will meet these needs by providing the design and construction of a new dormitory building and eliminate the need to house students off-site at local hotels at the beginning of the semesters.

The typical unit type shall be designed as a ‘Junior Suite’ style apartment, which will include a double and two single bedrooms, a separate toilet room and separate shower. This unit type will also be mixed with the proper number of single units throughout the building. Amenities shall include lounge spaces on each floor, a laundry room, a flexible multi-purpose room and other spaces to encourage interaction and meeting places.

Timeline: Construction Phase

Lead Agency:  Purchase College Housing Authority II

Design:  Newman Architects

Construction Manager-Contractor:  KBE Building Corporation 

Budget:  $28 Million