Type: Historic + Higher Ed + Housing              Client: Washington State University

Location: Pullman, WA                                      Project Lead: Robert Hale (while at Kovalenko Hale)

 

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Honors Hall

washington state university

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.