Drayer Hall at Dickinson College

Drayer Hall Student Housing Receives Significant Upgrades

Barton Education provided MEP design for the renovation of the four story 38,000 square-foot Drayer Hall for Dickinson College. Drayer Hall is the largest first-year residence on campus and was the first residence hall in the college’s history built solely for women. Today, it is a coed dorm featuring both single and double rooms.

Renovations to the 1950s residence hall included a new fire protection system, replacement of domestic cold and hot water systems, domestic water heating plant, plumbing fixtures, sanitary waste and vent systems, HVAC system replacement with 2 pipe and 4 pipe fan coils with dedicated outside air systems with energy recovery, building management system, electrical service, power distribution, emergency power generation and distribution systems, lighting and lighting controls, fire alarm and tele/data systems. Renovations also included new appliances in communal kitchens and common areas as well as gender Inclusive bathrooms throughout the building.

Project Overview

total Sq Ft

38,000 sq. ft.

Total Cost

$8.7 million


August 2023

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