Chronicling the Residential Revival

June 17, 2009—The Residential Revival, the housing plan that involves replacing existing residence halls with suite-style buildings, has significantly changed the look of the campus. See the progression of this $270 million project through these interactive campus maps, which integrate photographs, videos, and other images from 2006 through the present.

Phase I

May 2006–August 2007

Demolished: Wahr Hall

Built: Delaney and Putt halls

Delaney Hall

  • 367 rentable beds
  • 144,896 gross square feet

Putt Hall

  • 367 rentable beds
  • 144,896 gross square feet
Donna Dickie Putt stands in front of Putt Hall. The building formerly known as Suites on Grant--Upper was named in honor of Putt in December 2008. Putt, a 1969 IUP graduate, is a former president of the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors.

Layout of the amenity areas on the first floor, Grant Street side, of Donna D. Putt Hall is shown in this three-dimensional view.

Layout of the amenity areas on the ground floor, courtyard side, of Donna D. Putt Hall is shown in this three-dimensional view.

Layout of the amenity areas on a typical floor of Donna D. Putt Hall is shown in this three-dimensional view.

Across Grant Street from Sutton and Clark halls, Delaney and Putt halls, formerly known as the Suites on Grant buildings, are shown under construction in Fall 2006.

Amenity areas on Susan Snell Delaney Hall's ground floor are shown in this three-dimensional view.

Amenity areas on Susan Snell Delaney Hall's ground floor are shown in this three-dimensional view.

Amenity areas on Susan Snell Delaney Hall's first floor are shown in this three-dimensional view.

Amenity areas on the second and third floors of Susan Snell Delaney Hall are shown in this three-dimensional view.

Susan Snell Delaney Hall, shown at completion from the corner of Grant Street and Pratt Drive, and Donna D. Putt Hall opened in August 2007. Both buildings, formerly known as the Suites on Grant--Lower and the Suites on Grant--Upper, respectively, contain 367 beds and house campus offices on their ground floors.

Phase II

May 2007–August 2008

Demolished: Langham, Mack, Stewart, and Turnbull halls

Built: Suites on Maple West, Suites on Maple East, and Northern Suites

Suites on Maple West

365 rentable beds

136,093 gross square feet

Suites on Maple East

  • 356 rentable beds
  • 143,302 gross square feet

Northern Suites

  • 373 rentable beds
  • 128,405 gross square feet
Mack Hall is shown under demolition in Summer 2007. Mack was demolished, along with Stewart and Turnbull halls--the other components of the Tri-Halls--and Langham Hall, to make way for the Suites on Maple buildings. Putt Hall, formerly the Suites on Grant--Upper, is at left, also along Eleventh Street.

Suites on Maple West, shown at completion from Maple and Eleventh streets, and Suites on Maple East, in the background at left, opened in August 2008.

Bedrooms in the suite-style buildings offer plenty of room for rest and study. Two female students are shown talking while seated at their desks across the room from one another.

The suite-style buildings are known for their spacious lounges in shared suites. Two female students and a male student are shown sitting on a couch and armchair in a lounge.

Rubble from Langham Hall, as well as Mack, Stewart, and Turnbull halls, known as the Tri-Halls, is shown being cleared in July 2007 for construction of the Suites on Maple buildings. In the background are newly built Putt and Delaney halls, then known as the Suites on Grant buildings. Sutton Hall's bell tower can be seen in the distance.

The Suites on Maple buildings, shown at Pratt Drive and Maple Street, were taking shape by early 2008. On the left is Pechan Health Center, which would be razed during the Residential Revival's Phase III.

Suites on Maple East, shown at completion from Pratt Drive, and Suites on Maple West opened in August 2008. In the background, at right, is Delaney Hall.

Gordon Hall is shown being demolished in June 2007 to make way for the Northern Suites. In the background is Weyandt Hall.

Construction on the Northern Suites, shown at center, began in Summer 2007. The site is bounded by, clockwise from top left, Keith, Weyandt, Elkin, and Whitmyre halls. Next to the construction site, surrounded by trees, is Breezedale.

The Northern Suites, shown at completion, opened in August 2008 with 373 beds. Weyandt Hall is visible in the background, at left.

Phase III

May 2008–August 2009

Demolished: Esch and Wallace halls and Campus Towers

Built: Suites on Pratt and Sutton Suites

Suites on Pratt

  • 358 rentable beds
  • 121,862 gross square feet

Sutton Suites

  • 702 rentable beds
  • 233,644 gross square feet
The Campus Towers residence hall is shown being demolished in May 2008 to make way for the Suites on Pratt. In the background, from left, are Pechan Health Center, which would be demolished soon after; Suites on Maple West and East; Delaney Hall; and Folger Hall.

The Suites on Pratt building is shown in its early stages in August 2008. In the background, clockwise from left, are the Governors Quad, Davis Hall, Suites on Maple West and East, Delaney Hall, and Folger Hall.

Suites on Pratt, at Maple Street and Pratt Drive, is set to open in August 2009. The building's exterior was nearing completion in this photograph from May 2009. The cleared area across Pratt Drive is the former site of the Pechan Health Center.

Esch Hall, shown during demolition, and Wallace Hall, behind it, were razed in June 2008 to make way for the Sutton Suites. Pratt Drive is on the right.

The Sutton Suites building was taking on a finished appearance in this photo from May 2009. Meantime, Pratt Drive, in front of the building, has been closed and covered with construction materials. The hedge in the foreground is near Flagstone Theater.

More from the Magazine

IUP Magazine has covered the Residential Revival since its start in 2006. See previous stories from the magazine:

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