- The University of Iowa's first new residence hall in 45 years will include private showers, green energy-saving features and more study space.
- Privacy and group study needs were two of the biggest considerations that influenced the hall's design.
- The $53 million hall should open in 2015 and serve 501 occupants with a greater emphasis on academic spaces and components than other dorms on the campus.
From the article:
When the University of Iowa last built a residence hall in 1968, there was no need for wireless Internet in every room, no plans for energy-efficient green design and no qualms about offering communal bathrooms shared by dozens of students. ...