Renovation Completion Date: July 29, 2011. With the exception of the north
addition, all work on site to occur between Dec 27, 2010 and July 29, 2011.
The proposed north addition is scheduled to be completed by October, 2011.
Extended delivery items such as the elevator, fan-coil and attic mounted energy
recovery fresh air intake units, to be ordered at the very beginning of the
project in order to meet the critical schedule requirements.
Nanticoke Hall was constructed in 1968, is located on the
west side of the Quad, and organized into two wings that form an
L-shape. The building has four floor levels, a lower and 3 upper
levels. It is has exterior brick walls, concrete floors
and interior columns, and a sloped slate roof. The
building, co-educational on a suite by suite basis, will provide
accommodation for 150 freshman students. The main entrance
level is between the lower two floors; and a new entrance stair
and elevator makes all levels equally accessible.
An important renovation goal was to organize the entrance
space and lounge areas to encourage greater use of the lower
level, and to encourage better social interaction among the
residents. Thus, glass railings and open lounge
areas to better link the lower two floors, are important
building features. The building fully supports SU’s belief
in the educational and social effectiveness of living/learning
communities of shared academic interests; that have been shown
to increase learning and graduation rates and last beyond the
freshman year. Each of the two classrooms can accommodate
at least 27 students, so that each resident can have at least
one class per week in the building; and are available for
off-hours, individual and group study. Both the
classrooms and the lounge area, have large plasma screens that
support both educational and recreational uses. The lounge area
has a media equipment cabinet, built-in surround sound speakers,
and a convertible pool table that converts to a ping-pong table.
The lower level has a community kitchen and male and female
guest toilets. The typical suite arrangement is two, two
person rooms sharing a central bathroom with private toilet and
private shower. Each student has one internet connection
and each bedroom has a cable TV outlet. Should a room
resident request, the Residence Life Office will have their bed
assembled in a loft arrangement.
The laundry room has internet connected dryers, and washers
with automatic integral detergent dispensers. Students can
determine from their rooms, which machines are in use, and be
notified by e-mail when their laundry has been completed.
There is no additional charge for use of the laundry facilities
and detergent supplies. The vending room has internet
connected machines that take either cash or SU Gull Cards.
Cameras will be added both inside and outside of the
building, as part of an enhanced campus security feature that
will eventually allow Campus Security to visually monitor the
entire open Quad area that unites the four traditional residence
The building will have new HVAC, plumbing and electrical
systems, will be SU’s first solar power domestic water heated
building, and will be SU’s third geothermal heated and cooled
building. To ensure a healthy living environment, fresh
air will be delivered to the building via energy recovery units
which both save energy and remove humidity from supplied outside
air. An environmentally friendly carpet-like sheet
flooring made from recycled material, is used in the private
bedrooms, corridors and public areas. It is anticipated
that the building will achieve, at a minimum, LEED silver
The architect for the renovation is Marshall Craft of
Baltimore, MD and the mechanical/electrical engineer is Mueller
Associates of Baltimore, MD. The general contractor has
yet to be selected.
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