North Shoemaker renovation complete

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

North Shoemaker exterior renovations

Students living in the renovated north wing of Shoemaker Hall are enjoying 21st century conveniences in a charming, World War I era residence hall.

More than $6 million in renovations were completed in time for the Aug. 22 ceremony marking the opening of the revamped hall and the start of fall semester.

The ceremony featured remarks by President Earl H. Potter III; Dan Pedersen, director of Residential Life; and Ethan Hartgers, Wanamingo, president of the Residence Hall Association

North Shoemaker improvements include:

  • resurfaced hardwood floors
  • upgraded ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems
  • new energy-efficient restrooms
  • new furnishings
  • new closet storage

The remodeled lower level includes a technology center, multipurpose rooms, activity lounge and theater-style video room.

Safety upgrades include card-access entry and surveillance cameras.

Shoemaker Hall, built in 1915, is named for Waite A. Shoemaker, the university’s seventh president.

Leading the renovation team are JLG Architects, Alexandria, Terra General Contractors, Rogers, and the university departments of Residential Life and Facilities Management.

A dozen local subcontractors contributed to the renovations.

Each academic year St. Cloud State has more than 3,500 students living and learning in 10 residential communities.

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