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Construction of a new 300+ bed residence hall.

Project Update as of March 01, 2019

The contractor has worked over winter break on finishing the remaining exterior work, including installing new exterior insulation and preparing for the final exterior masonry finish.  They have also framed for the new exterior windows and have begun roughing in the interior mechanical systems.

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