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Construction begins on Auburn University’s new first-year residence hall

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Construction begins on Auburn University’s new first-year residence hall

The 371-bed, 125,651-sf residence hall, designed by Niles Bolton Associates, is being built by Rabren General Contractors at a cost of $63 million.


By Niles Bolton Associates | April 12, 2024
Auburn University new first-year student residence 2024
The new residence hall along Auburn University's Haley Concourse. Rendering courtesy Auburn Facilities Management and Jeff Slaton

Niles Bolton Associates, a leading architecture, planning, and design firm, said construction on a highly anticipated 371-bed residence hall for first-year students at Auburn University has started.

Construction of the 125,651-sf community along Haley Concourse in the core of the Auburn campus, is expected to cost approximately $63 million; completion is scheduled for mid-2026.

"This project represents a unique opportunity to create a marquee living environment in the heart of campus that reflects the values and goals of Auburn University while meeting the evolving needs of its students,” said Jeff Smith, AIA, President of Niles Bolton Associates. “We are committed to delivering a design that fosters community, collaboration, and personal growth for first-year students."

LEED CERTIFICATION BUILT INTO THE DESIGN

The new residence hall features a brick and stone veneer to harmonize with other campus structures and adds a formal green space as well as a quadrangle behind Auburn’s existing Little and Teague Residence Halls.

A range of amenities designed to enhance the student experience include spacious living areas, communal kitchenettes, group study rooms and laundry on every floor, housing department offices, storm shelter, bike storage, and multipurpose communal spaces. The development was designed to achieve LEED certification, aligning with Auburn University's commitment to environmental stewardship. 

Auburn-based Rabren General Contractors is the contractor. Niles Bolton Associates is providing architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture services. 


ABOUT NILES BOLTON ASSOCIATES

Niles Bolton Associates is a 140-person firm providing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning services. Founded in 1975, the firm has completed projects in 49 states and 16 countries and is currently the nation’s No. 1 firm for student housing design, as ranked by Building Design+Construction's Giants 400.

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