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Quad renovation honored by preservation group

022713Feature_QuadUNCG’s renovation and restoration of The Quad, seven historic residence halls built around the early 1920s, has been honored by Preservation Greensboro for “excellence in preservation.”

“We were the only institutional or large project honored,” said Fred Patrick, director of UNCG Facilities, Design and Construction. “It was a real honor for us to get it.”

The $55 million renovation — funded by student receipts — involved gutting and rebuilding the halls into updated, suite-style living with modern amenities. Steps were taken to retain aspects of the buildings’ original features.

Renovation also allows institutions to take their sustainability efforts to the next level, he added, both in terms of campus facilities and institutional memory. “You’re keeping the bricks and mortar in place. You’re keeping it in use. There’s the whole historical context and the aspect of the community that lived in the buildings. If they’re gone, those memories fade, but if the bricks and mortar are still there, it keeps those memories alive.”

Officials from Facilities, Design and Construction are collaborating with the project designer and UNCG Housing and Residence Life to present a paper on the Quad renovation at an upcoming meeting of the Association of College and University Housing Officers — International.

Full story at UNCG News.

By Lanita Withers Goins