Andrews UniversityDamazo, Buller, and Nethery Halls
Client Andrews University
Location Berrien Springs, MI
Size (sq. ft) 76,370
Completion Date 2011
Damazo Hall (originally Burman Hall), is a 38,000-square-foot, five-story, 94-bed resident hall that offers private and shared suites, some of which include kitchen facilities and private laundries. The building is masonry bearing with pre-cast plank floor structure and a structural steel roof.
Buller Hall is a two-story 42,000-square-foot undergraduate learning center with a structural steel frame, brick veneer, arched windows, and limestone accents. Buller Hall houses three academic departments with eight classrooms, the Red Rose Chapel, a student lounge, and auditorium. The exterior is designed to match the collegiate Gothic façade of the adjacent Nethery Hall, where the two buildings are joined by an indoor bridge walkway to allow students easy access to between both buildings. A unique feature in both facilities is a floor compass mosaic that is original to Nethery Hall and was mimicked in the new Buller Hall lobby.
Renovation work in Nethery Hall included bathroom and classroom renovations, exterior window replacement, and HVAC upgrades. Some obstacles working within this existing structure were finding paths for new duct work to install the HVAC systems.