UIC - Polk Street Residence Hall

Chicago, Illinois

  • UIC Polk Street Residence Hall
  • UIC Polk Street Residence Hall
  • UIC Polk Street Residence Hall
  • UIC Polk Street Residence Hall

Project Description


The renovation of the 38,000-square foot, seven story Polk Street Residence Hall involved the conversion of the building from an institutional, dormitory-style hall with double-loaded corridors and gang bathrooms to a more contemporary residential and mixed-use facility.


The main objective of the project was to create a more friendly and inviting residence hall to compete with the contemporary residential facilities being built both on and off campus. The scope of work included re-designing and renovating the interior of the building to provide a greater variety of room types including single-, double-, and triple-occupancy bedrooms and apartment-style suites with semi-private bathrooms. Common spaces were also updated.


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