College groundbreakings: Two residence halls, academic buildings, fitness center

Two residence halls

Colgate University (New York)

By 2019, students will have access to two new residence halls totaling 85,000 square feet and featuring three floors of double rooms and four-person suites. Each 100-bed facility will also house seminar rooms, classrooms, offices and lounges.

The project—with Robert A.M. Stern Architects as architect and The Hayner Hoyt Corporation as construction manager, both New York firms—will cost $47 million. 

Academic buildings

Lackawanna College (Pennsylvania)

The college has started repurposing two underutilized structures—both totaling 14,400 square feet—to create two academic facilities connected by a courtyard. One $9 million building will house the baking and pastry program, a dining facility and kitchens for the hospitality and culinary arts programs.

Architect hemmler + camayd and Construction Manager Sordoni Construction Services, both in Pennsylvania, will complete the building and courtyard by fall 2018. Construction of the adjoining facility—which will include a classroom, lab and clinic space—will begin afterward.

Trojan Fitness Center

Troy University (Alabama)

Construction of a new 78,000-square-foot facility began in January. It will feature multi-activity and basketball courts, free-weight and circuit weight training areas, special aerobic rooms, multilevel walking tracks, four offices and an outdoor swimming pool.

Troy expects to finish the $25 million recreation center by summer 2019. Whaley Construction (Alabama) is serving as general contractor. Interior Designer RDG Planning and Design (Des Moines) will also collaborate, along with Primary Architect Seay Seay & Litchfield, P.C. (Montgomery). 

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