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Renovations for fall 2012
Work progressing on historic WSU residence hall renovations
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011
By Matt Haugen, WSU News
Video by Matt Haugen, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – Workers are moving through Duncan-Dunn and Community halls at almost a feverish pace, renovating the two buildings in time for the fall 2012 semester.
Keith Bloom, Washington State University Capital Planning and Development (CPD) executive director, said he is excited about the project, and things are moving on schedule.
"Actually, it’s going very well,” he said. "Contractors will be working through next week while the rest of the university is closed because it is a tight schedule; nobody is making any bones about that. We anticipate being complete with the construction work sometime in early June, for a July turnover to the university.”
Not only are the halls being completely renovated - with everything new down to wires, windows and light bulbs - but two connecting structures are being built. When complete, Duncan-Dunn and Community essentially will be one giant hall.
Bloom said new amenities will make the hall a much sought-after location.
"It is location, location, location. It’s absolutely the best location on campus, or in Pullman as far as I am concerned, for new students,” he said. "It is in the heart of things. It’s a couple minutes from Greek Row, it’s a couple minutes from the CUB, it’s a couple minutes from their classes.
"I think that the renovated Duncan-Dunn/Community is going to be a housing offering that has not existed,” Bloom said. "If I was a student, I would want to live there because it is where it’s going to be happening.”
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