The proposed 800-bed residence hall and Frank and Laura Baker Dining Commons (designed by Studio Gang Architects) located near the core of campus, will expand the quality of housing options, enable the housing of more undergraduate students in the University House System, improve the quality of the undergraduate student experience, and enhance the sense of connection between all members of the campus community. Utilizing the successful model of the University’s House System, the new Residence Hall and Frank and Laura Baker Dining Commons will advance the University’s commitment to strengthen the quality of campus life and build community across campus more broadly. The project will include retail space to activate 55th Street and open space to link the northern blocks of the campus. The site is bordered by Greenwood Avenue on the west, 55th Street on the north, University Avenue on the east and Crown Field House on the south. The project site was occupied by the Pierce Tower Residence Hall and Dining Commons, an athletic field, and a surface parking lot. Pierce Tower was demolished during summer 2013 and North Field has been relocated to Campus South. The project has a sustainable design target of LEED Gold.
- Senior Project Manager: Eric Eichler
- Assistant Project Manager: John Barlow
- Design Build Team: Studio Gang Architects with Mortenson Construction
- Project Contact: Eric Eichler, email@example.com
- June 2013: The architect/contractor team of Studio Gang Architects and Mortenson Construction was selected as the project's Design Build team.
- Fall 2013: Demolition of Pierce Hall began.
- Winter 2013: Complete demolition of Pierce Hall.
- June 2014: Began construction of Campus North Residence Hall and Dining Commons
- March 2016: University names the dining commons for College alum Frank Baker and Laura Day
- Fall 2016: Campus North Residential Commons and the Frank and Laura Baker Dining Commons