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Armstrong and Bryan Halls – Renovations

Project phase: Archived

Armstrong and Bryan halls, located on the west side of Brody Neighborhood, are the fourth and fifth residence halls renovated in the complex. The Brody Neighborhood is designed to allow for the optimal planning of the complex which consists of a central student building and six residence halls. The scope of the renovations were similar in nature to recently renovated residence halls such as Emmons, Mary Mayo, and Snyder-Phillips. The program is designed to create a desirable place to live and learn for students of any class-level. Improvements were made to the building infrastructure, common spaces, amenities, and the surrounding site to maximize and support the Outstanding Spartan Experience. The results are a more efficient, pleasant, easily navigated, secure, and vibrant home for residents. The new Armstrong and Bryan Halls will have a sense of community both within the halls and the Brody Neighborhood.

Project details:

  • Major mechanical, electrical, and ventilation upgrades and replacements.
  • Addition of life safety systems and ADA code-required modifications.
  • Passenger elevator installations.
  • Asbestos abatement.
  • Lighting upgrades.
  • Flooring and ceiling replacement.
  • Roofing and exterior repair including window replacement.
  • Reception desk modifications.
  • Reconfiguration of the community bathrooms and replacement of existing plumbing.

The design of this project includes sustainable features relating to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

The Brody Complex is located in the south-west corner of Michigan Avenue and Harrison Road. Armstrong and Bryan are the two most western buildings in the Brody Complex.


Start of construction: May 2012

End of construction: May 2014

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