university residence halls | kamola hall, sue lombard hall, honors hall, mccroskey hall

university residence halls | kamola hall, sue lombard hall, honors hall, mccroskey hall

Central Washington University

Kamola Hall is a 55,700 square foot, three-story dormitory consisting of four wings. Two wings have an attic fourth floor. The original building was constructed in five phases from 1910–1920. The renovation removed the entire inte­rior down to the basic structure, except for historic common lounge areas and existing stairs. By reclaiming and redesigning spaces, the bed count was increased from 191 to 250, with a variety of housing types that include suites with two to four bedrooms, and dorm rooms with a bathroom down the hall. The project included programming and pre-design to determine the construction budget.
Architect:  Bob Hale


Sue Lombard Hall
is a 26,000 square foot dormitory building. It was gutted to allow a de­sign that serves as a prototype for future dorms on campus. Careful planning dur­ing pre-design was the key to the success of the project and how it integrates with the university’s higher education pro­grams. The Lombard Room, a 2,789 square foot multi-purpose room, was designed for conferences and catered events, with seminar and classroom capabilities. All dorm rooms and common areas are air-conditioned for use during summer conferences. Private and semi-private baths are included to attract older students.
Architect:  Bob Hale

Washington State University

Honors Hall
An adaptive reuse design of an historic 1928, 60,000 sf Georgian style revival, the project entailed gutting the existing building, maintaining only the stairs. The interior was redesigned and rebuilt to house WSU’s Honors College and a residence hall for 114 students on the upper three floors. Included are state-of-the-art seminar rooms, computer lab, library and reading room, gallery lounge, multi-purpose lounge, and administrative/faculty offices. Residence hall suites consist of 3-4 dorm rooms with common living space, kitchenette, and bathroom. Each floor has a major common lounge area and group study room. The residents’ main common lounge is located on the 4th floor with the existing fireplace and generous windows providing views to the west. The residence hall common area in the basement contains a kitchen, exercise room, laundry, game room, and TV room.

The complete renovation includes structural improvements, handicap accessibility, energy conservation, telecommunications, electrical, lighting, fire and life safety all designed to current standards.The project involved GC/CM coordination.
Architect:  Bob Hale


McCroskey Hall
In 2012, this project upgrade included a roof replacement with 50-year composition shingles, a new built-in copper gutter system, flat roof EPDM roofing system, renovation of existing roof dormers, snow and ice melt system for roof and gutters, and exterior painting, all completed in the summer months when classes were not in session. In the early 2000s, architectural services were provided from pre-design through construction admin­istration for a $3.2 million renovation of the 1920 dormitory. The renovation provides 74 beds and living space for International Programs, which occupies the lower three floors of the building. The 7,567 sf ground floor was designed to accommodate com­mon areas, including a student kitchen, lounge, dining services, espresso shop, recreation room, and laundry.

The mission of the renovation was to modernize the building for technology and comfort while maintaining the character of the historic residence area. The scope of work included replace­ment of outdated mechanical, electrical and communications systems, new finishes, lighting and fixtures. Bath and shower rooms were also added. New windows were installed to maximize energy efficiency. Handicap access to dorms and common areas included a new elevator. Exterior improvements involved cleaning, repainting, and sealing the original masonry, and res­toration of the woodwork and trim.
Architect:  Bob Hale