The project called for full infrastructure upgrades and complete renovations to both the public and private areas throughout the building. The nearly 300,000-square-foot renovation project had an aggressive timeline, and with the assistance of the Construction Manager Walbridge, the site was completed in July 2013.
The theater addition connected the north and south parts of the building with a garden patio and art courtyard, giving students a new social pathway throughout. Student rooms received air conditioning, new insulation, additional outlets for electrical and data, and full life safety and fire suppression updates. Community bathrooms were updated and given a residential feel to make students feel at home with spa-like shower heads and changing areas.
The building was recently awarded the Energy Star and has a 30% better than ASHRAE’s 2-90-I standard.