Saint Louis University Celebrates Spring Residence Hall Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Friday, August 26, 2016
Saint Louis University leaders, alumni and students as well as city officials and local media all gathered on August 8 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the first of two Hastings+Chivetta-designed residence halls on campus, Spring Hall.
Following opening remarks and a blessing, Hastings+Chivetta Principal, Chris Chivetta, along with others who worked on the project participated in a ribbon cutting which officially welcomed guests into the hall for guided tours.
Designed for first-and second-year students, the $43.8 million, 454-bed residence hall features single and double suite-style rooms, classrooms, study rooms, floor lounges, a “living room” with kitchen, a chapel and a small outdoor theater-style classroom complete with a large television. The brightly-colored furniture in the common-area lounges and the bedroom furnishings were voted on by SLU students. Spring Hall will be home to two learning communities: the Honors Learning Community and the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community.
Spring Hall was built to LEED silver standards. The building was constructed with at least 20 percent recycled and 20 percent regional materials. The position of the building maximizes sun exposure for daylight harvesting.
To learn more about Spring Residence Hall, please click here.
Spring Hall is the first residence hall to be built on Saint Louis University’s campus in nearly 20 years.