IUP by the Numbers: Reviewing the Revival

In the first months of 2005, IUP completed the University Housing Master Plan, and the Foundation for IUP took on the job of implementing it.

The initial plan contained seven phases and forecast completion in 2013. The Foundation chose Allen and O’Hara as the program’s developer. With architect WTW, Allen and O’Hara prepared a revised plan that permitted completion in a shorter timeframe at a project cost of approximately $270 million. The Residential Revival would mean that existing residence halls would be replaced with suite-style buildings.

Suites on Pratt

The Suites on Pratt building nears completion in May.

See the interactive campus map “Chronicling the Residential Revival.”

Phase I:

Wahr Hall demolished in 2006 (The campus greenhouse and the Administrative Annex were also demolished at this time.)

Delaney Hall (Grant Street and Pratt Drive) opened August 2007: 367 beds; 145,338 gross square feet of living space; 12,462 gross square feet of amenity space

Putt Hall (Grant and Eleventh streets) opened August 2007: 367 beds; 144,896 gross square feet of living space; 8,756 gross square feet of amenity space

Sutton Suites

Pratt Drive is clogged with construction materials as the Sutton Suites take on a finished appearance. The hedge in the foreground is near Flagstone Theater.

Phase II:

Langham, Mack, Stewart, and Turnbull halls demolished in 2007 (Gordon Hall was also demolished at this time [it had not been used as a residence hall for several years], as well as Pechan Health Center.)

Suites on Maple West (Maple and Eleventh streets) opened August 2008: 365 beds; 136,093 gross square feet of living space; 10,227 gross square feet of amenity space

Suites on Maple East (Maple Street and Pratt Drive) opened August 2008: 356 beds; 143,302 gross square feet of living space; 23,498 gross square feet of
amenity space

Northern Suites (between Weyandt and Whitmyre halls) opened August 2008: 373 beds; 128,405 gross square feet of living space

Phase III:

Esch and Wallace halls and Campus Towers demolished in 2008

Suites on Pratt (Pratt Drive and Maple Street) set to open August 2009: 358 beds; 121,862 gross square feet of living space

Sutton Suites (Pratt Drive, opposite Flagstone Theater) set to open August 2009: 702 beds; 233,644 gross square feet of living space

Donations from the Foundation for IUP to nonprofit organizations:

  • 554 bunk beds
  • 583 mattresses
  • 508 desks
  • 529 dressers
  • 426 wardrobes
  • 600 desk chairs
  • 255 mirrors
  • 38 stoves
  • 59 kitchen tables
  • 87 end tables

Phase IV:

Scranton, Lawrence, Shafer (Governors Quad) demolished

Crimson Suites to be erected along Maple Street: 596 beds; 185,836 gross square feet of living space

Donations from the Foundation for IUP to nonprofit organizations (as of May 15):

  • 178 wardrobes
  • 239 dressers
  • 77 desks
  • 130 mattresses
  • 54 bed frames/springs
  • 50 bunk beds with mattresses
  • 134 beds with mattresses
  • 442 chairs
  • 50 garbage cans
  • 5 sofas