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November2018

Penn State East Halls Phase 1 Progress

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Penn State University's Stuart, McKean, and Pennypacker Halls are completed.

DLA+ was selected as part of the design-build team by the Pennsylvania State University for a multi-phase addition and renovation of the East Halls. The project includes adding two new halls and renovating six of the existing halls – three mid-rise halls and three towers. Phase 1A involved building the new Earle Hall and renovating Stuart Hall. Phase 1B included renovations to McKean and Pennypacker Halls and the new Martin Hall. Currently, Phase 1C is under construction and includes renovating Tener, Brumbaugh, and Pinchot Halls.

Phase 1A Highlights

Earle Hall was completed in August 2017, while Stuart was completed in April 2018. Earle is 96,000 SF and has 336 beds, and the renovated Stuart Hall is 67,000 SF with 273 beds.

View more of the completed project details and photos for Earle Hall, and Stuart Hall on our education project page.

Phase 1B Highlights

The new Martin Hall is now the largest building in the East Halls area at 119,000 SF and 415 new beds. The renovations to McKean and Pennypacker Halls were very similar. The eight story halls are approximately 67,000 SF with 273 beds per hall. All three halls were completed in August 2018.

View more of the completed project details and photos for Martin Hall, McKean Hall and Pennypacker Hall on our education project page.   

Phase 1C Highlights

Currently under construction is the Phase 1C renovation of the Towers. The Towers are currently the tallest in the East Hall quadrant at ten stories and approximately 75,000 SF each. They will be completed in time for the Fall 2019 semester.

View the tower renderings and time-lapse video from the start of construction.  

We are in the design stage of East Halls Phase 2A which will complete construction in 2020.

Read what one Penn State student thinks of the newly renovated dorms and the luxuries incoming freshman can now enjoy.