This project will renovate Collins, Dennison, Dorsey, McBride and Symmes Residence Halls. Erickson Dining Hall will be demolished and a new dining hall will be constructed as an addition to Symmes Hall. The project also includes renovating a portion of the North Chiller Plant at Billings Hall. In addition, the work will include related site utilities and infrastructure, landscaping and site improvements for the identified buildings. These renovations will be comprehensive upgrades of all buildings systems, addition of fire suppression, accessibility improvements, energy efficiency improvements, and new finishes throughout. Additional beds beyond what was expected in the Long Range Housing Master Plan have been designed into the project. This project will use the Design/Build project delivery method.
This project will relocate the Department of Physics from Culler Hall to Kreger Hall. Vacating Culler Hall is part of the master plan in preparing for swing space for the Geology and Geography Departments now located in Shideler Hall. Kreger Hall will be completely renovated with new instructional and research labs, physics department offices, and classrooms. Significant upgrades to all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems will be completed as well as a new fire protection system. A small addition onto the south face of the building will house the faculty offices, an elevator and two code-compliant egress stairways, and a new handicap accessible entry off of Spring Street.