PC Construction recently completed construction of Champlain’s Juniper Hall. The $7.7 million, 29,200 square foot, 95-bed residential hall is located in the center of the hillside campus. Exterior features include brick, stone and flat-seam metal panels, a slate-shingled roof and stone walls with granite accents.
Nestled in the four-story residence are features including a stone entrance and fireplace, wood floors, student lounges and a large gathering space, a ski-tuning room, laundry facilities, a full kitchen, television viewing area, and large windows featuring stunning views of Lake Champlain.
At Champlain College, environmental stewardship and sustainability are also critically important.
Recognized by the Princeton Review as one of 322 Green Colleges, Champlain College’s Juniper Hall is on track for LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. In a Princeton Review survey of more than 7,400 college applicants, 68 percent said that a college’s commitment to the environment would have an impact on their decision to apply to or attend the school. Specific criteria included having a healthy and sustainable quality-of-life on campus, how well the school prepares students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges, and the school’s overall commitment to sustainability issues.
Champlain College and PC Construction are scheduled to break ground on two other residential halls in the spring of 2013. +