Building Today for Tomorrow
In May of 2006, Clark University broke ground on Blackstone Hall, a new apartment style
residence hall. This state of the art facility opened to students for
the 2007-2008 academic year, and primarily houses junior, senior, and graduate
Blackstone Hall, located along Beaver Street and Florence Street, is home
to up to 208 students and features modern amenities such as central air
conditioning and full kitchens with dishwashers. To make room for this new
hall, 7 houses were demolished and recycled, including 87, 85, 83.5, 83, and 81
Florence Street, and 18/20, and 30 Beaver Street. Each apartment unit houses 4 or 6 students in a mix of double and single rooms. All aspects of
this project were carefully planned and reviewed by students and staff
alike, and we are all confident that Blackstone Hall will be a place that
students will be proud to call home for many years to come.
Architect's rendering of the view of Blackstone Hall from Beaver Street
opens for the 2007-2008 year.
scheduled to arrive on July 9, 2007. Landscaping continues.
"Punch-list" and detail items are addressed. Building is
completed and ready for occupany.
completed. Appliances arrive and are installed.
Landscaping work is performed including sidewalks, site lighting,
and irrigation systems. Building signage is installed and
painting is completed. Building start-up and commissioning is
begins going down as it arrives. Flooring in the hallways, as
well as slate flooring in the main lobby is laid. Mahogany
ceilings, study room walls, and other millwork items are installed.
resulted in a change of floor covering to a recycled vinyl faux wood
floor. Trim and woodwork throughout building is
underway. Exterior zinc work resumes with the return of warm
||Cork flooring and carpeting installation begins. Lighting fixtures and misc. electrical details are finished. Most work in February continues on other sections.
||Window box installation continues.
Detailed interior finish work continues. Kitchen cabinets and
countertops are being installed.
finishes, window boxes are being installed. Interior work shifts
from basic layout to more detailed finish work.
continues as the exterior is wrapping up. Brickwork remains on
building X. Windows begin arriving and being installed.
advances to the sheetrock and detail stage. Brickwork
||Layout, steel studs, and
brickwork continues on all sections.
continues on sections X and Y. Layout, steel studs, and
brickwork begins on section Z.
||Steel erection of section Z
begins. Work continues on footings and slab work for
sections X and Y.
||Footing work continues,
underground wire conduits and plumming is laid before section Z
concrete slab is poured.
||Footing and foundation work
begins on section Z. Structural demolition of houses occurs.
||Construction begins with
clearing of site and interior demolition of houses to be removed.