Lexington, KY – Brett Construction Company and Transylvania University will break ground September 5th on a new residence hall on the University’s main campus on North Broadway. The approximately 42,000-square foot facility will be located on the site of an existing parking lot behind the William T. Young Campus Center, in close proximity to three existing residence halls.
The new residence hall project is part of Transylvania University’s strategic plan, also known as the 2020 Plan, which seeks to increase campus living from the current 76 percent to 80 percent and also seeks to increase enrollment from the current 1,100 students to 1,500 students to be comparable to peer liberal arts institutions. “We are excited to be a part of the transformation of Transylvania University’s main campus,” said Brett Setzer, CEO of Brett Construction Company. “Our goal is to provide Transylvania with a facility that will fit within the historic character and tradition of the university while also providing the modern amenities that will draw more college students into campus living for a total campus experience.”
The new dormitory will have controlled access through the main lobby and offer 144 total beds. Thirty-six (36) suites will include two standard rooms (with two beds and two sinks each) sharing one bath, a feature common in most modern campus housing. The four-story building will offer common area study spaces on each floor and a common laundry and kitchen facility. Brett Construction Company partnered with Johnson Early Architects (JEA) on this design-build project, which is scheduled for completion in July 2015.
Brett Construction Company has more than 27 years of commercial construction experience, including educational, industrial, institutional and commercial clients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States. In addition to commercial construction, Brett Construction Company also shares ownership with Setzer Properties, a national real estate investment and development firm with more than 20 years of experience. The firm has developed more than three million square feet of space for projects across 20 states totaling more than $350 million.
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