Board of Managers members, former President Tom Tritton, Interim President Creighton, other wonderful Haverford administrators, New Dorm Steering Committee Members, and other student government representatives were all on hand today for a guided hard hat tour of Kim and Tritton Halls.
Before the tour started, James Friedman ’67, Chair of the Property Committee, Joanne Creighton, interim President, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, New Dorm Architects, and Dylan Lazovik commented on the incredible progress of the New Dorms (still on-time and on-budget) and the groundbreaking design.
Providing the student perspective, Dylan detailed the tremendous amount of student input on the design and construction process has led to two dorms that truly reflect the values and goals of the student body regarding residential life. Additionally, Dylan discussed the transformative effect that the generosity of MBK Educational and Jaharis Family Foundations has had on residential life on campus overall. After all, Kim and Tritton halls have led the College to improve, through a 1.2 million dollar renovation campaign, dorms across campus.
Tod, Billie, and Ron Tola and Kathleen DiJoseph of facilities, then led the group on a tour of the New Dorms as they currently stand. As you can tell, since my last post, there has been continued work, with the second floor of Kim in particular really taking shape.
After the tour, there was a delicious lunch in the Swan Room of the GIAC where students, administrators, and Managers alike could not get over what incredible spaces Kim and Tritton Halls are shaping up to be.
We also got gifts of the Danish brick that will frame the exterior of the dorms!
Update: Architect Tod Williams leads a “hard hat” construction tour of two new student residences.