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First Residence Hall at Dutchess Community College Completed

09.26.12

Design-Build Team Led by Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management
Completes First Residence Hall at Dutchess Community College

Modular Building Construction Scores Big

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – September 26, 2012 – The design-build team of Kirchhoff Consigli Construction Management (KCCM) of Pleasant Valley and Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis, LLP of Poughkeepsie has completed the construction of Conklin Hall, Dutchess Community College’s (DCC) first residence hall.

KCCM selected an environmentally friendly, sustainable off-site modular construction method delivered by DeLuxe Building Systems of Berwick, Pennsylvania to manage the building’s fast-track delivery and construction, enabling DCC to comfortably meet its move-in date and provide all the accommodations and amenities needed for incoming student residents.

“This project has redefined freshman and sophomore housing,” said Dutchess Community College President Dr. D. David Conklin. “The residence hall gives students the opportunity to combine the quality, affordability and supportive environment of a community college education with the experience of living on campus.”

Located on the college’s Poughkeepsie campus, the new $33 million, 465-bed residence hall includes spacious suite-style units in a variety of bedroom configurations with one to two baths, kitchenette and living room in each unit. Constructed with noncombustible materials, the 136,000 square-foot four-story stone, brick and stucco Conklin Hall also features a 3,000 square-foot multi-purpose atrium and dining hall, lounges on each floor, a fitness center, laundry facilities, wireless internet, state-of-the-art 24-hour security and geothermal heating and cooling designed for student safety, comfort and convenience.

“We’ve received extremely positive feedback from students and parents. The building opened to full occupancy, which is an indication that this was a necessary and important next step in our evolution.  The creation of a living and learning community on campus enhances the vibrancy of DCC for all students, residents and commuters alike,” said Dr. D. David Conklin, DCC President.