ResLife Renovation Blog

  • Carpet and Counter Tops

    June 1, 2009

    After a busy end of the year, we finally got a chance to walk through Dobson Hall again and see all the progress that has been over the past two months.  There a lot of "final touches" being completed on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors including the installation of ceiling tiles, paint, carpeting, and […]

  • Mechanical Work Moves Along

    March 30, 2009

    Another walk around an under construction Dobson Hall shows that the mechanical work appears to be moving swiftly along.  Almost all the piping and HVAC has been laid or hung, and they are now installing the units that will allow every resident to control the temperature of their own room.  The work on the administrative […]

  • Painting Begins

    February 19, 2009

    Our latest walk through Dobson Hall has allowed us to view what colors will be accenting the hallways.  There has also been a tremendous amount of work on the first floor in the location of the main entryway, main lounge, convenience store, laundry room, hall offices, and the multipurpose room.  Also since the last post, […]

  • Building New Walls…

    February 3, 2009

    Welcome to a new year in the Dobson Renovation.  2009 brought more developments in the renovation project.  Drywall is starting to be installed.  Workers are also starting to install new plumbing parts including some of the drinking fountains.  The new electrical boxes have been installed in the past month, and it looks like the building […]

  • Framing it up…

    December 19, 2008

    With the first semester over and residents moved out, it was time to check in on the progress in Dobson and the changes since our last visit.  Almost all the windows have been installed, the new heating and cooling vents are progressing along well, they are just starting to install drywall in some areas, and […]

  • Opening New Doors at Dobson

    October 16, 2008

    After walking through Dobson this week we found several new signs of updates taking place throughout the building.  Construction crews continue to work on bringing the fire alarm system up to code, installing Dobson’s first ever elevator and the brand new heating and cooling system continues to progress forward with installation of air ducts.  Here […]

  • September 15, 2008

  • Dobson Exterior

    September 12, 2008

    The west side of Dobson Hall.   The northwest corner of Dobson Hall. The back or east side of Dobson Hall.

  • Renovation Underway

    September 5, 2008

    As we start the 2008-2009 academic year, so starts the dobson renovation project.  This renovation is expected to be complete in the summer of 2009 in time for Dobson to reopen for the 2009-2010 academic year.  The renovation includes new carpet, paint, and furniture amongst many other improvements.  Please check back to this website for […]

  • …and We’re back!

    March 28, 2008

    Color schemes First floor tackboards, fabric boards, and highlight paint Second floor tackboards, fabric boards, and highlight paint Third floor tackboards, fabric boards, and highlight paint   Carpets Hallway carpet Bedroom carpet   …and a partridge in a—I mean, uh, an unfinished shower. Shower of the north and south wings