College is continuing renovation on its Mid Quad residence halls, which comprises Phillips, Beckett, Berger, and Crown Halls, as well as Benson and Marks Halls on South Quad.
Plans for the buildings include expanding Marks and Beckett, expanding and connecting Berger and Benson, and renovating the interior of Benson and Marks. Buildings will include gender-neutral bathrooms, spaces to practice music, silver LEED designation, improved furnishings, and technology in study rooms. About 100 beds will be added.
Berger resident Micky Ferguson CM ’17 said that the current Mid Quad residence halls have been cramped, with three
students occupying rooms meant to be doubles.
“I just hope that it
will be a lot nicer; I know it’s already a lot nicer because Berger used to be
one of the grossest dorms on campus,” Ferguson said. “I hope it will draw more students to the
school and we can fit more people.”
Aside from Crown Hall, which was built in 2009, the buildings of Mid Quad were constructed more than 50 years ago.
The three-phased project began last summer with renovations of Berger, Phillips, and Beckett and is expected to be completed by summer 2015.