Peru State College, W. N. Delzell Residence Hall Addition and Renovation

Peru, Nebraska


Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges, d.b.a. Peru State College


46,496 sq.ft.

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Design team: Eileen Korth, AIA (Principal Project Manager); Cheryl Kiel, AIA (Project Architect); Alvine Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical Engineer); Kenneth D. Lathrum & Associates (Structural Engineer); R.W. Engineering & Surveying (Civil Engineer); I.E. Design Group (Interior Design); Big Muddy Workshop (Landscape Architect)

W.N. Delzell Residence Hall is a 1939 Gothic style residence hall with four levels. The structure has been used through the years as a men’s residence hall and needed major renovations and an elevator.
Updating the interior finishes was crucial, but it also was important to the college to maintain the character of the building. An elevator and entry addition was designed to match the original building’s brick and stone detailing and provide accessibility for those with disabilities.
The entire building has been renovated—notably the restrooms, residence hall rooms, and common areas. The exterior building envelope has been upgraded to meet the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, and new mechanical and electrical systems have been installed. The new mechanical system incorporates a geothermal well field and provides improved temperature control to meet student expectations. Renovation of the interior focused on addressing user expectations, such as information technology infrastructure and numerous electrical outlets. Efficient use of existing square footage was reviewed, and additional rooms were provided within the existing structure.

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Product suppliers specified

Brick/Masonry by Yankee Hill Brick & Tile
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Door Hardware by Reese Enterprises, Inc.
Door Hardware by Rockwood
Door Hardware by Sargent
Doors by VT Industries
Elevators by O'Keefe Elevator
Insulation by CertainTeed
Insulation by Knauf Insulation
Insulation by Owens Corning
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by American Standard
Lighting & Accessories by Finelite
HVAC Units by Daikin
HVAC Control Devices by Control Logic
Signage by ASI Sign Solutions
Carpet by Milliken
Carpet by Interface
Flooring by American Olean
Flooring by Olympia Tile
Flooring by Milliken
Flooring by Tarkett USA
Flooring by Johnsonite
Roofing by DaVinci Roofscapes
Lighting & Accessories by Columbia Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Kenall Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Manning Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Siemens Building Technologies
Security Systems by Axis Lighting
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Washroom Fixtures by Elkay
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Acorn Mfg.
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