New Housing Planned for Fall 2019

2015-16 Work Completed

  • Evergreen Residential and Dining Services hired a consultant and spent most of 2015-16 developing a Master Plan.  
    • The Master Plan is adaptable and will change as we embark on this 10 year journey.
  • Consultants conducted:
    • Campus meetings with students, staff, and specific interest groups.
    • An extensive survey of on and off campus students about choices of housing and ability to pay certain rents.
    • An extensive analysis of RADs current facilities.
    • An extensive analysis of RADs financials.

2015-16 Decisions Made

  • Current first year halls needed to be replaced, it is cost prohibitive and structurally difficult to renovate them.
  • New first year housing will be traditional hallways with single/double rooms and shared restrooms- no suites.
  • New first year housing will have wide hallways and more open spaces than current buildings.
  • The total budget for the new first year halls is approximately $40 million.
  • Board of Trustees approved the first phase of building in July 2016. (Replacing buildings A-D, to create new first year housing to open fall 2019.)
  • Increase first year residence halls occupancy from current 450 in A-D to 480 residents in new housing.

Design Details

The college has reviewed a Request for Qualifications for Architectural/Engineering Consultant Services.  In January 2017 we select Mahlum Architects Inc. as our architectural team, sometime in the spring we will have design concepts.

Location

We do not yet have a finalized Architectural/Engineering plan, however the new buildings will likely be located between the CRC Gym and the HCC (the yellow areas in the image below).

possible location for new campus housing

Plans for Buildings A–D

Our current first year residence halls, buildings A, B, C, and D will be demolished.  This will open a space for possible housing construction a few years down the road.

  • Current buildings have so many mechanical and structural problems that we would spend as much money to repair them as it would cost to build new buildings.
  • New buildings will be more sustainable and energy efficient.
  • New buildings will be more accessible and have more inclusive spaces.

Next Steps

  • Evergreen will review the RFQ to hire the architecture firm for this project.
  • Planning Committee will be created in the fall - a small committee that will meet with constituent groups to seek input.
  • In January, the design team will work with the campus to start the design process
    • A full year design process to explore site location, sustainability elements, what to build, where to build, and what we can afford.
    • The whole community will have chances to provide input to the design group. Students are strongly encouraged to attend!