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Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Historic Residence Halls
Berea, Ohio
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Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Historic Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Historic Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Historic Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Historic Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Historic Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Historic Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Historic Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Residence Halls

Baldwin Wallace Beech Street Historic Residence Halls
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project info

Firm’s Responsibilities:
Developer/Design-Builder

Total Development Cost: $13 million

Building Size: 57,000 sf

Baldwin Wallace University wanted to enhance the first year experience for their incoming freshman students by offering suite living. After the successful tax credit development with the Conservatory of Music project, Baldwin Wallace again approached MCM Company about three other buildings within their South Campus Historic District.

The student housing complex known as 63 Beech consists of three separate buildings, Klein Hall, 63 Beech and Saylor Hall and is currently used for freshman students. The buildings constructed in 1929 and 1948 utilized a standard dorm layout of 2, 4 and 6 student bedrooms with community toilet rooms. Bostwick Design Partners was selected to provide the project architectural services for the design/build historic tax credit renovation and restoration.

The interiors of the original 40,000 square feet will be completely demolished with the exception of the historic corridors and stairs to make way for the new 2, 4 and 6 student dorm suites and lofts with living rooms, private toilet rooms, showers and air conditioning provided by geothermal heat pumps. Each building will have an addition constructed to include new elevators, community gathering space, laundry rooms and communal kitchens. The additions totaling 16,000 square feet will also include a large, two story pavilion behind the original 63 Beech building to host large student gatherings or meetings complete with enhanced audio visual capabilities.

This project will be constructed over 18 months and in two phases to limit the housing shortage impact and inconvenience Baldwin Wallace has to endure.