College living at the University of Detroit-Mercy is stepping into the 21st Century now that the Catholic school is upgrading its dormitories this summer.
The $1 million project will install new bathrooms, replace the lighting and a plethora of other upgrades to the four buildings on the university's main campus at McNichols and Livernois avenues. "It's basically a major renovation to the Quad Commons," says Tamara Batcheller, associate vice president for facilities management at the University of Detroit-Mercy
The signature improvement will be to the entryway of the circa-1974 buildings. The project will replace the all-glass curtail walls with a more energy-efficient version. "Right now there are single-pane glass," Batcheller says. "We're putting in more energy-efficient glass."
Each of the Quad Commons
dormitory buildings has 32 rooms and houses up to 64 students each semester. Construction started this month and is set to wrap up by this fall.
Source: Tamara Batcheller, associate vice president for facilities management at the University of Detroit-Mercy
Writer: Jon Zemke
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