South Colleges Get a Facelift
The explosion of new colleges on the north side of campus may have temporarily eclipsed the South Colleges, but that ended in May as the South Colleges renovations and additions project moved into high gear.
The project includes a new bed tower for Baker College and another for Will Rice College. The 1955 wing of Will Rice will be demolished, and a new kitchen/servery for Will Rice College and Lovett College will be built. In addition, the Baker College kitchen/servery will be completely renovated.Decorative limestone and other materials have been salvaged from both Baker and Will Rice to help match the renovations to the existing buildings.
The final phase of the project, which will be completed in time for the beginning of the fall 2010 semester, will see a total of 82 new beds added to the three renovated colleges.