University of Alabama to Add New Residence Hall and Student Center to Campus

by Katie Sloan

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Juneau Construction Company is the project’s contractor. The new facilities will expand the north campus’ Presidential Village.

Tuscaloosa, Ala. —  Juneau Construction Company will be expanding the University of Alabama’s north campus with a new eight-story, concrete-framed residence hall and a new 132,800-square-foot, three-story, concrete-framed student center.

The two facilities will be part of campus life at UA’s Presidential Village, which overlooks the Black Warrior River. The University of Alabama will own the project. Hoar Construction is the program manager, Juneau Construction Company is the contractor, and the architect is Williams Blackstock Architects.

The new student center will feature two indoor basketball courts, an indoor soccer/field hockey field, men’s and women’s locker rooms, workout space, group classrooms, a climbing wall, bomb shelter, faculty office space, conference rooms, and a lobby/reception area. The student center will be the focal point for students living in Presidential Village.

According to Dr. Steven Hood, Executive Director of UA Housing and Residential Communities, it makes sense to provide more services to the students living on the north side of campus.

Adjacent to the student center, Juneau will construct Presidential II, a 358,000-square-foot residence hall. The new residence hall will complement the existing Presidential I and will house 873 students with a 200-stall parking garage below. Presidential II will include a lobby/reception area on the main level with laundry facilities on each of the seven floors of housing.

Presidential II and the student center are scheduled for completion in July of 2014.


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