The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a proposed renovation of the Quad residence halls at its July 9 meeting and authorized the commencement of the architect selection process.
While they have been periodically renovated, Auburn’s Quad residence halls are some of the longest standing buildings on campus, with four of the ten being built in 1938 and the remaining six completed in 1952.
The proposed renovation will encompass upgrades for interior finishings, furnishings and plumbing fixtures, updates to electrical and mechanical systems, as well as appropriate modifications to satisfy conditions set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In order to allow for the continued use of the majority of the Quad residence halls during construction, the renovation would take place in five phases, with each phase consisting of two buildings renovated per year.
Projections made of the cost of the project put each phase at around $12,350,000, bringing the total cost of all five phases of renovation to $61,750,000. This money is to be financed by Campus Housing.
Sign up for our newsletter
Get The Plainsman straight to your inbox.
Do you like this story? The Plainsman doesn't accept money from tuition or student fees, and we don't charge a subscription fee. But you can donate to support The Plainsman.Support The Plainsman