Suites on Pratt during construction

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phase III of the Residential Revival at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009, in the Sutton Suites courtyard, along Pratt Drive.

Phase III involved the completion of the Sutton Suites, opposite the east lawn of Sutton Hall, and the Suites on Pratt, at the corner of Maple Street and Pratt Drive.

These buildings offer 1,084 beds and opened to students at the start of the Fall semester. The Sutton Suites building also has large meeting rooms for university use and will remain open for international students during breaks.

To make way for the Phase III suite-style buildings, Esch and Wallace halls and Campus Towers were demolished.

The Residential Revival, a partnership of the Foundation for IUP and IUP, is a $270-million project that involves replacing most of IUP's residence halls with buildings that incorporate campus amenities and services on the ground floor.

The Foundation for IUP, which has coordinated construction of the project with developer Allen and O'Hara of Memphis, Tenn., will own the buildings once they are completed.

Currently under way, Phase IV of the Residential Revival involved the demolition of the Governors Quad residence halls and construction of the Crimson Suites, a 569-bed facility that will open in Fall 2010.