Allowing students to live comfortably during their time at Radford University is a top priority, which is why Facilities Planning and Construction periodically undertakes renovations of residence halls.
The current residence halls umbrella renovation project involves Pocahontas, Bolling, Draper, and Muse Halls. The three-building renovation scope for Pocahontas, Bolling, and Draper provided for the replacement of plumbing piping, fixtures, fire alarm systems, electrical upgrades, accessibility improvements, asbestos abatement, and the addition of air conditioning and a fire- suppression system in each building, similar to the renovation scopes recently completed for Madison, Jefferson, Moffett, and Washington Halls. Combining the three buildings into one project also saved resources and created efficiencies, given the similar floor plans of the three buildings.
In addition to the above project scopes, there is a multi-level lounge space built in each building that will allow open visibility from the building lobby area to a lower-level lounge. This transforming feature gives vibrant new life to these buildings built in the 1950s.
The project was broken into three phases. The chilled water loop portion of the project was completed in Spring, 2015. The renovation of Bolling and Pocahontas was completed and occupied for fall opening 2015 and Draper was complete for fall opening, 2016.
As part of the umbrella package, Muse Hall was renovated to replace the elevators; upgrade the fire alarm system; install a lightning protection system; and install new exterior ADA ramps. The first-floor lobby and lounge spaces were upgraded to provide an attractive new entrance to the building. The renovation was completed for Fall opening, 2017.