This semester, students moved into the new North Residence Hall at Ball State University. A part of the campus’ North Residential Neighborhood, the hall closely accompanies two other residence halls, a dining hall, and a fourth residence hall currently under construction.
The 496-bed residence hall is a science, technology, and math Living-Learning Community. It includes hotel-like features, like a fireplace and grand piano in the lobby, spacious kitchenettes, two-story study lounges with a view, and an outdoor firepit, as well as modern amenities and technology, like a makerspace with 3D printing lab, fitness room, and snow-melting heated sidewalks. The building is on track for LEED Silver certification.
Watch the video above to hear Alan Hargrave, AVP of Student Affairs and Director of Housing & Residence Life, and Greg Graham, Director of Facilities Planning, talk about what informed the design process, some of their favorite features, and what the project accomplishes for the university.