Officials with Mesa State College are busy designing a brand new residence hall to be built in the next year. Director of Facilities Services Erik van de Boogaard met this week with the design team to solidify a foot print for the structure.
The new residence hall will be 86,000 square feet and will accommodate 276 beds. The blue print calls for three wings, two will be three stories and the center wing will be four stories high.
The new dorms will take up an area about the size of a football field between Bunting and North Avenues and be bordered on the east by College Place and to the west by Houston Avenue.
The architectural firms heading up the project are Design West and K.C.B. out of Salt Lake City and the contractor, Kiewit, based in Englewood. Van de Boogaard says so far the college is pleased with the planning process.
Mesa State is aiming to break ground on the new residence hall shortly after Labor Day.
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