February 2013 Student Housing Construction Update
Skin in the Game; Unit Leasing Begins
February got off to a fast start with interior rough-in drywall completed in most units, electrical equipment installed, continued running of conduit and electrical wire, more windows installed and towards the end of the month, the first coat of stucco for the exterior skin and building color.
February 1, 2013: Building exterior is prepared for lath and plaster, as roofing nears completion.
February 6, 2013: Electrical transformers and switch gear are delivered and installed.
February 6, 2013: Windows are stacked along basketball court location awaiting installation.
February 6, 2013: Windows are installed and then protected from construction damage with blue plastic sheeting.
February 6, 2013: Roof platforms are readied for air conditioning units.
February 6, 2013: Roofing materials are delivered by crane.
February 20, 2013: The first "scratch" or "brown" coat of stucco is applied to the units facing the courtyard on the west side of the project.
February 20, 2013: Chief Operating Officer Janice Manis and Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement Debra Leathers tour a unit after drywall has been installed.
February 20, 2013: Drywall progresses on one of the 2-bedroom units on the southwest side, which features a curved wall and windows.
February 20, 2013: A beehive of activity in the corridors as multiple trades work to complete electrical, HVAC, plumbing, insulation, drywall and stucco.
February 20, 2013: View from northeast corner units.
February 20, 2013: View of the sundeck and parapet.
February 20, 2013: Distinctive architectural curves grace many elements of the building. Here, the south side of the sundeck over the common area "Pearl."
February 27, 2013: Chief Operating Officer Janice Manis and Peak Property Management Representative Haley Taylor view the color coat of stucco now applied to the west courtyard units.
February 27, 2013: Units are readied for interior finishes and paint.
February 27, 2013: Air handlers are installed in unit ceilings.
February 27, 2013: Framing, insulation, ducting and fire sprinklers are completed in study rooms.
February 27, 2013: Third floor study room complex features curved walls.
February 27, 2013: View from one of the southeast corner units, looking toward downtown skyline.
February 27, 2013: Architect Tony Stark stands among the curvilinear frames of the study rooms.
February 27, 2013: Another view of the study room complex on the third floor.
February 27, 2013: The security office at the top of the 7th Street Grand Staircase has views of the entrance and courtyard.