Engelberth Construction’s VP of Preconstruction Services, John Stetson, shakes the hand of Plymouth State University President, Dr. Donald Birx. Pictured from L to R: Dr. Donald Birx, Edmond Kim (Perkins + Will), Dick Terk (Engelberth Construction VP Project Management), John Stetson, and Pierre LeBlanc (President, Engelberth Construction). Photo courtesy of PSU.
On Friday, September 22nd, Plymouth State University held a ribbon cutting celebration during Homecoming weekend for their newest facility, Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center. The seven-story, 95,000-square-foot building allows PSU to further integrate their academic cluster model into the living-learning experience. In addition to the hotel-style housing with 288 beds, the facility features a multi-purpose conference center on the first floor. The 4,300-square foot space can host lecture style events for up to 500 people or seated dinners and other special events that can accommodate 275. The building uses advanced energy-efficiency systems from air conditioning to lighting controls. Other amenities of Merrill Place include a central communal kitchen, a student lounge, game area and bike storage.
This is the first new residence hall since Langdon Woods, also built by Engelberth Construction, in 2006.