Built in the 1950s, the makeover was designed to create new study spaces in the building, enhancing the sense of community and collaboration. The residence hall now has an open lounge on the first floor, as well as study rooms, high-top tables for group projects and other gathering spots.
Other major changes include an expansion of the bridge on the west side of the building, featuring a glass enclosure that provides natural light for the food preparation and dining area in Slocum Hall. The college also doubled the number of wireless access points and included energy-efficient windows, increased insulation in the exterior walls, low-flow water fixtures, dual-flush toilets, energy-saving lighting and new heating and ventilation.
Colorado College hired general contractor GH Phipps and the architectural firm CSNA, both of which have worked on projects with the college in the past, for the project.