Residence hall to offer amenities students want

Video by Matt Haugen, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – Students at Washington State University will have another choice of living accommodations for fall 2013. Design work is wrapping up on the tentatively named Northside Residence Hall, to be built along Colorado Street on the Pullman campus.
Keith Bloom, WSU Capital Planning and Development (CPD) executive director, said the hall will add much needed housing space. The $32 million project will house about 300 rooms in single, double and other configurations, giving students a wide range of living options.
Bloom said the new hall will also improve amenities for students, including improved access to internet, laundry facilities, and an increased sense of community among students.
Bloom said the location along Colorado was selected because of just that – location. Many students use the pedestrian corridors past the athletic buildings and Martin Stadium to reach the CUB and central campus. So putting the building’s front door along this route made a lot of sense.
Site work and construction are anticipated to begin during spring break in March, with major activity beginning after spring commencement in May.
Learn more about the Northside project here.
View a PDF of plans and drawings here.
Keith Bloom, WSU Capital Planning and Development, 509-335-9016,
Louise Sweeney, WSU Capital Planning and Development, 509-335-4437,
Matt Haugen, WSU News, 509-335-0487,