Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New dorm taking shape on Rebel Drive

 The construction on the new 720-bed dorm at Ole Miss is moving along.  It is right behind my building, so I get a fairly regular glimpse of the progress on the way to and from work.
 The construction is done by Harrell Contracting Group out of Jackson, and will cost $32 million.  According to University Architect and Director of Facilities Planning, Ian Banner, each bed and associated costs will run around $45,000.
 The Harrell Group built the North and South Residential Colleges at the University, and facilities at several other Mississippi schools, including Jackson State, Alcorn State, Hinds Community College, Delta State, Mississippi Valley State, and Mississippi State.  I'm thinking they have the corner on the university building market in Mississippi.
 What you cannot really see from these pictures is that the new dorm is a series of 3 buildings, situated at somewhat of an angle in relationship to each other.

$45,000 translated into square feet.  

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