Over the past year Helen Hadley Hall has undergone a comprehensive renovation intended to improve the living conditions of the approximately 200 graduate students who call HHH home. Substantially completed in August, the returning students were greeted by a completely renovated common room finished with all new carpeting and vibrant yet invitingly warm paint colors, furnished with new modern comfortable lounge furniture, and cooled by an upgraded air conditioning system. A new separately contained mail room, illuminated with LED indirect lighting is conveniently located in the lobby en-route to the elevators that take residents up to their newly finished five residential floors. From that point, things only get better with the following improvements:
- Student Room level corridors have been refinished with new flooring, wall covering and paint.
- Upon exiting the elevators students are greeted by a large tack/marker board spanning the full width of the elevator lobby.
- The common area kitchens on each floor now have professional grade stainless steel counters and shelves, exhaust hoods over the stoves, new appliances complete with ice makers, cheerful glass tile back splashes, new lighting, and filtered water dispensers.
- The common bath rooms on each floor have new vanities, bright mirror lighting, new temperature controls in the individual showers, new toilet and shower doors, and the latest in hand dryer technology.
- Each dorm room has been completely refurbished with new paint, flooring, window treatments, window sills, dresser counters and, a first on campus, multi speed ceiling fans with integral lighting.
- The entire building has been outfitted with energy efficient operable windows with integral, operable screens, allowing the residents to enjoy a flow of air during the summer months while being protected from cold drafts during the winter.
Christopher Williams Architects (CWA) worked on this project. Click here for more specifics on the HHH renovations from CWA.