We are excited to be working with Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina on their largest residence hall project to date — designing a $70 million new student housing hub that we’ll be doing in association with Mackey Mitchell Architects.
A woman-owned Construction Management firm Rodgers Builders, out of Charlotte rounds out the team. They have worked with Furman before and will be seeking out minority-owned subcontractors for construction.
The project includes a new residence hall for first-year students and the renovation of four existing dormitories. The renovations will include:
- safety upgrades
- improving entrance accessibility
- new bathroom layouts
- technology upgrades
- new social spaces
The new building will have a reception, office and lounge spaces; support services; a kitchenette; and Furman’s Center for Inclusive Communities will also be part of the new Freshman Village.
“By reimagining the first-year residence hall from the ground up, we are creating a vibrant student hub, one with new personal and social spaces for students to gather and connect for years to come, setting their trajectory for success at Furman and beyond,” said Elizabeth Davis, Furman President.
The groundbreaking is scheduled for February 12. The project is expected to be completed in November of 2024.