This project includes the construction of new space and renovation of existing space in Governors Hall, which was built in 1962. It is the first comprehensive renovation of one of the oldest residence halls on upper campus.
The $19.3 million project will include demolition of the existing two-story linking structure between Governors Hall's two four-story wings, followed by the construction of an addition connecting the wings from the basement level through the top floor. The new structure will add approximately 2,800 square feet per floor and will include an entrance lobby, student lounges, a stairway and an elevator to provide ADA access to all levels.
On the upper three floors, restrooms will be relocated to the new lobby space and will be designed for ADA access. The space vacated by the existing restrooms will be converted into five resident rooms, adding 30 beds to the total building inventory. First-floor restrooms will be expanded in their current location to provide accessibility.
The project renews the facility by replacing all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and associated fixtures. A new fire sprinkler system and air conditioning will be installed. The roofing system and all exterior windows will be replaced. Repairs also will be made to the building's exterior brick walls.
Work on the Governors Hall project is expected to begin in June 2020, and the anticipated completion date is July 2021.