Hill College House, formerly one of the ‘most-loathed’ dorms, wins award for renovation


Credit: Tamara Wurman

Hill College House has come a long way from being designated as one of the “most-loathed” dormitories in the country. This week, its $80 million renovation was given the Award of Merit for Renovation/Restoration from the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Engineering News-Record, a Manhattan-based magazine that analyzes and provides news for the international construction industry.

Originally designed to be a women’s dormitory, Hill underwent a major renovation in 2016, reopening last year to freshmen in the Class of 2021. Changes included a revamp of the dormitory’s in-house dining hall and the introduction of a new, energy-saving HVAC

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