The project includes renovation to the three residence hall buildings of Collins LLC -- Smith, Edmondson and Cravens. Mechanical systems will be replaced with a central system including air conditioning, new fire suppression and alarm systems will be installed, card reader security access will be added, as well as updates made to corridors and student rooms.
Additionally at Edmondson, elevator and universal accessibility upgrades will be performed and the kitchen and food service areas updated. Given the unique architectural character of these buildings, existing exterior and interior elements will be maintained and protected to the maximum extent possible.
Construction is scheduled to be complete by July 2021.