Outlook Magazine - Fall 2022

NEW LOOK ON SOUTH CAMPUS Renovation of 55-year-old South Hall will provide facelift, updated living spaces for students

Other changes that will help make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and improve the living and learning envi ronment, include: • Renovated bathrooms and showers with increased privacy • Updated student rooms with new furnishings • Expanded lounge, meeting and kitchen spaces • New heating, ventilation, electrical and communications systems • New windows, doors, elevator and roof • Updated fire safety and suppression systems. The building will have 358 beds when it reopens. “We have worked hard in the planning and design of this building project to create spaces that foster relationship building, integrate sus tainability and provide for an improved experi ence that supports student success,” said Justin Utpadel ’06 , UW-Stout director of Facilities Management. Chancellor Katherine Frank said, “Student suc cess depends on what happens both inside and outside of the classroom, lab, or studio, and this project will allow for students to live in an updated, dynamic, and appealing environment.”

After 55 years of housing students, South Hall is getting a much-needed facelift. The state-ap proved $25 million renovation began in spring 2022 and is scheduled to be ready for the 2023 24 academic year. South Hall, at the northeast corner of Broad way Street and 13th Avenue E., hasn’t been significantly improved since it opened in 1967. Since then, about 20,000 mostly first-year stu dents have called it home. When it’s finished, the four-story residence hall will have a whole new look. The main entrance will be expanded and flipped from the first floor on the south side, on 13th Avenue, to the ground level on the north side, facing the campus mall. Also, silver metal cladding will be added to portions of the brick exterior, similar to recently renovated North Hall and McCalmont Hall. The volleyball court on the north side will be moved east of the basketball courts near Broad way Street.


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