Construction Completed: May 2009 - August 2010
Barnard Hall Up and Running Once AgainSeptember 1, 2010
The doors leading into the historic Barnard Hall reopened in fall 2010. Residents can now enjoy a completed series of updates and renovations that began in the spring of 2009. These include new paint, fresh carpet in the halls and luxury tile within residence rooms.
Barnard Hall is considered by the Wisconsin Historical Society as a building eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, based on its role in extending higher education to women at the University of Wisconsin. The oldest residence hall on campus, it is a fine example of work done by the architectural firm of Laird and Cret, which also developed the first campus master plan in 1908. As such, the proposed renovation project will be coordinated with the Wisconsin Historical Society and the UW System Historic Preservation Officer.
Barnard Phase One
- The first phase of this project (summer 2007) included the remodeling of all resident rooms. Although the rooms remained the same size, the existing furniture (original 1957 built-in) was removed and replaced.
- New room flooring was also included in the first phase of the project.
Barnard Phase Two
- Renovation of resident room flooring and accessibility improvements.