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Wabash College breaks ground on student housing project

Friday, 23 May 2014

Construction is now underway at Wabash College for a new 136-bed student housing complex on the College’s Crawfordsville, Indiana, campus. The $15 million plan includes the construction of two 38-bed halls, two 16-bed lodges, and two duplex-style townhomes with 12 beds each. Shepley Bulfinch designed the six-building complex.

The new housing, which will be sited along the campus’ west side, includes increased parking and links to the main campus through walkways and landscaping.

“We are excited about the development of the near west side of campus and the expansion of student housing options,” said President Gregory D. Hess. “The new residences represent careful planning and long conversations with students, faculty, staff and alumni that began early last fall and continued through last weekend. The new living units will serve Wabash students well into the future.”

Wabash’s independent students are currently housed in five buildings across campus. The new halls, lodges, and townhomes will offer Wabash men different room configurations.

“This is a pivotal moment for Wabash College,” said Shepley Bulfinch principal Joe Herzog. “We will take great care to see that the housing celebrates the College’s rich traditions and gives the men of Wabash a new place to call home.”

Initial construction of the new housing units is expected to be complete during the 2015-2016 school year. Hagerman Group of Indianapolis is the project’s construction manager.

Wabash College housing - 2014

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