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Hunt Hall, a traditional dormitory built in 1928, was converted into suites for sorority housing. The first floor was also modified to include a lecture hall, seminar rooms, conference rooms and student computer facilities. Banquet facilities were developed around existing fireplaces and other historic features. The banquet area is further divisible by accordion partitions and includes a new food preparation area. New public restrooms accommodate both the classrooms and banquet area.
The renovations further provided new secure entrances and building systems including new air conditioning, electrical, lighting, plumbing, fire suppression, fire alarm, telecommunications / data, security systems and a new 5-level elevator.
Adapting to evolutionary changes in sororities in recent years, Bucknell University chose to respond with a renovated residence hall. Working very closely with the needs of the sororities and Bucknell administration, W2A developed a scheme of 8 living suites within Hunt Hall. Each suite is accessed through its own entrance from a new elevator lobby. Each suite contains student rooms, new accessible bathrooms, a meeting space and central living room, and a kitchen / pantry area.
Every room was upgraded with new finishes, yet maintained the historic character of the original building by reuse of salvaged wood doors and trim.