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Living/Learning Residence Hall breaks ground at Augustana University

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Living/Learning Residence Hall breaks ground at Augustana University

KWK Architects designed the project.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | June 8, 2021
Augustana University Residence Hall exterior rendering

Courtesy KWK Architects

Augustana University officials have broken ground on a $50 million housing plan, which includes a construction of a new residence hall, on school's the Sioux Falls campus.

The L-shaped, three-story hall will house up to 200 students and include semi-suites with four beds and a bathroom in each unit. A community building at the front of the hall will include shared multi-purpose spaces and incorporate living and learning environments for faculty, students, and affinity groups on campus.

“We designed the new hall to be multi-functional for the entire campus community, and not just for the students living there,” said KWK Principal Paul Wuennenberg in a release. “Our design incorporates flexible classroom space that can be used for programming during the day, then utilized for community interactions in the evenings and weekends. A kitchen and lounge area in the hall further promotes community.”

The residence hall will be located on the south end of the university’s north campus near 33rd Street and Grange Avenue. KWK Architects is the lead designer for the new hall with TSP Inc. providing local architecture support, mechanical/electrical/structural engineering, and construction-phase services. Mortenson Construction is the developer/general contractor for the project, which is slated for completion in the fall of 2022.

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