Architect selected for KSU dormitory

By The Mercury

K-State has hired an architect for its $70 million residence hall and dining center project.

Treanor Architects, a firm with five locations including Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City, Mo., will be in charge of design for the new space, which is scheduled for completion in August 2015.

The studio has planned, programmed or designed 45 student life projects in the past five years, including housing at Texas A&M, the College of William and Mary and the University of Missouri.

This will be the first on-campus residence hall built since Derby Complex’s four residence halls, a project completed in 1967.

The facilities will be at the Kramer Complex, along with Goodnow and Marlatt residence halls – which will also undergo renovations.

The project includes construction of a 450-bed, 129,036-square-foot residence hall and a 57,996-square-foot dining center.

The four buildings in the complex will be connected by enclosed walkways.

Mesher Shing McNutt of Seattle, an architecture and interior design firm that focuses on food service concepts, and Ricca Newmark Design of Greenwood Village, Colo., which specializes in food service programming, planning and kitchen equipment placement, will assist in the dining center’s design.

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