Hillsdale College, Moss and Delp Halls

Hillsdale, Michigan

Moss and Delp Halls are set prominently on the wooded central campus of this liberal-arts college. They replace two 1870s structures that were underused because of age and inefficiency. Feasibility studies confirmed that the existing structures could not be modified cost-effectively to meet technological and code requirements.

The new buildings are steel and masonry ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$164.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio detailing similar to the Italianate and Second Empire styling of adjacent Central Hall. Wide cornices, varied window sizes, dentils and brackets are exterior features. High ceilings, natural light from the large windows and extensive wood detailing highlight the interiors.

Moss Hall’s four stories house offices for administrative staff previously housed in several small campus buildings. Delp Hall provides faculty members with spacious offices. Formal conference rooms, meeting rooms and lounges are interspersed throughout the buildings. Salvaged architectural elements from the old buildings are reused to maintain a link with the past.

Extensive sitework improved circulation on the central campus. New sidewalks, driveway loops, pavers and landscaping add sophistication to the site and call attention to the revitalized campus buildings.