McCalmont Residence Hall Renovation and Addition
University of Wisconsin-Stout
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.
Additional Team Members
Tom Hanley (retired)
Steve Erickson (retired)
Senior Project Manager
Jeff Griesinger (retired)
47,285 gross sq. ft.
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
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