Construction at 'Berg
"The Village" Replacement Housing
Five new buildings, housing a total of 145 students, will replace seven single floor housing units built in 1981 to house 56 students. The new modular units, currently under construction, are being manufactured by Kullman Buildings Corp. Kullman recently erected a new student residence building at Yale University. The new units, collectively known as "The Village", will be erected on the MacGregor site during the summer of 2007. Each building will consist of two suites on each of three floors. Entry will be at the mid-floor level. The configuration of most suites will consist of three single rooms and one double room, a full kitchen, a living room, and toilet/bath facilities. One suite in each building will consist of 4 singles in addition to full kitchen, living room, and toilet/bath facilities. The units will be air-conditioned and will be accessible to physically-challenged students.
The brick masonry structures will overlook neighboring Cedar Beach Park and will feature outdoor patio areas and new landscaping. Additional parking for students will be provided along with a near-by laundry building that will also provide a combined meeting room/ recreational space.
CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY
Razing of the current MacGregor units will occur at the close of the spring semester. Site work will occur during the period May 15 – June 15. Erecting of the new structures will occur June 15 through September. It is anticipated that three buildings will be complete for the start of the fall 2007 semester. The remaining two buildings will be completed during September.
Spillman Farmer Architects, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Allentown, Pennsylvania
Kullman Buildings Corp., Lebanon, New Jersey