MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will break ground on its new residence hall facility project on Wednesday, November 2nd in a 2:00 p.m. ceremony on site at 17th and Wells.
Officials say the project, which is estimated at $96 million, will include two connected residence halls and will be located on the northwest part of campus, south of Wells Street between 17th and 18th Streets.
The co-ed residence halls will have approximately 375 beds each and be connected through the ground floor by dining and campus community space. The 750-bed project is designed to accommodate freshman and sophomore undergraduate students.
The site, which is directly north of the existing Humphrey Hall, is already cleared and available. Marquette’s goal is to break ground in late 2016 and to open the residence halls in fall 2018, in time for the 2018-19 academic year.
With the addition of this new residential development, Marquette will have nine open residence halls. Marquette has approximately 3,700 beds for undergraduate students.
Once the new facilities are fully operational, the university will develop a plan to raze McCormick Hall. McCormick Hall, which currently houses 725 beds, is more than 50 years old.
The project team comprises architect and design firms Baltimore-based Design Collective and Milwaukee’s Workshop Architects, and local construction management firm J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.