Continuing previous phases of residence hall renovations, the renovations to Schnader Hall were completed during the students’ summer break. The lobby, study lounges, restrooms, corridors, and resident rooms all received a refresh in this condensed renovation schedule. Bathrooms now have a shared sink area, but separate private toilet and shower areas in response to student requests.
Renovations included both exterior and interior spaces to update the duplex home to a more modern, welcoming space for the children who live there. Spaces include a living room, kitchen with dining area, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Features include chalkboard walls in each bedroom, bathrooms with an extra sink in the hall, and a kitchen with large family dining table and extra seats at the island for studying or helping with meal preparation. These are the first of the Children’s Home spaces to be renovated. When all five residences are complete, up to 40 children will have new rooms and living spaces on the Masonic Village campus.
The interior refresh of this residence hall was completed during the 11 week, summer break. Working inside the constraints of the existing space, study lounges, corridors, and over 100 resident rooms received new furniture and finishes. Excessive corridor doorways were removed for a more open and unified residential space. Special considerations were made to add gender neutral ADA accessible bathrooms. Subsequent interior refreshes continue in additional housing during summer breaks.
Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography
The Little Run complex completes the West Campus housing master plan. Little Run is a five-story building offering three, four and five-person suites designed to house 360 students. Little Run Lodge is designed to provide services for the West Campus Community including a dining hall and production kitchen, a mail room, lounge and game room spaces, meeting rooms, banquet space and a “grab and go” convenience store. The buildings are designed in a contemporary style while using the common campus palette of red brick, precast, and terne-metal stainless steel roofs and trims.
Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography