Construction of new dorm for NDSU is almost done

Location:Fargo, ND
General Contractor:Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
Architect:Zerr Berg Architects
Engineer:Heyer Engineering, PC
Owner:North Dakota State University

NDSU Residence Hall

Future North Dakota State University sophomores will have more living space on campus thanks to a $39.5 million construction project that is nearly completed for the Catherine Cater Hall. There are some final touches that need to be completed, but those should be wrapped up by June 15.

The six-story, 455-bed residence hall will be ready for students by fall 2019, and will be dedicated to sophomores who have found themselves squeezed out of campus housing after their freshman year. The dormitory, along with other construction projects on or near campus, is meant to trim waiting lists for campus housing, and will be paid for using student housing fees.

“With the addition of Cater Hall, we should have the right mix of housing for our student community,” NDSU spokeswoman Anne Robinson-Paul said.
“Students who live on campus perform significantly better on an academic level than students who don’t live on campus [and] keeping sophomores on campus is an important piece to our retention and graduation success.”

Cater Hall, named after an NDSU teacher from the mid-20th century, is more than 150,000 square feet and will feature a tunnel that will connect the hall to the West Dining Center.

Every floor of the new residence hall will have a study room and a lobby with seating. The suite-style double rooms will share private bathrooms and the first floor will have a double-sided fireplace for the living room and kitchen areas, a media room, game room, and large and small conference spaces.

Wells Concrete produced and erected 73,657 square feet of precast concrete for this project.  Precast construction includes 414 members of insulated wall panels showcasing a thin brick and sandblast architectural finish.

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For more information about this project, contact Zac Zimmerman.