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.
- Client: University of Illinois at Chicago
- Project Size: 38,000 S/F
- Services Performed: Interior Design