University of Wisconsin-Stout
McCalmont Residence Hall Renovation and Addition
A complete renovation and small addition to McCalmont Residence Hall, originally built in 1963, provided a new face for the South Campus residence hall and established and reinforced an interior design standard for future residence hall renovations at the UW-Stout campus.
McCalmont Hall defines a new north face for the South Campus residence halls while complementing the BWBR-designed Jarvis Science Wing, located just a block away. The new exterior features a five-story corner glass wall by the entrance, glass columns at the ends of the hallways, and five-story silver embellishments on the east and west walls. A wrap-around window was added to the northeast corner foundation, enhancing the building’s openness and bringing natural light into the basement.
Inside, a student room on each floor was transformed into student lounges to create more windows, seating and gathering spaces, and full kitchens. A lounge nicknamed the “Fishbowl” which connects McCalmont to Antrim-Froggat Hall was remodeled, along with the hall director’s apartment in Antrim Hall. The project was also the first UW-Stout residential hall to connect to the campus district chilled water distribution system. Replacement of nearly all infrastructure systems included conversion of a two-pipe mechanical system to a four-pipe system to accommodate the addition of air conditioning.
Size: 47,285 gross sq. ft.
Components: Complete replacement of infrastructure, including heating and air conditioning systems, new elevators within the existing shaft, and the addition of a fire protection system; modernization of toilet and shower facilities; accessibility improvements for those with disabilities; upgrades to satisfy applicable codes; modernization of finishes; abatement of asbestos-containing materials