August 2013 – January 2014
Built in 1926, historic Tripp Residence Hall continued with its with significant updates to its Gatehouse in 2013. Previously used as residence life staff offices and a front desk, the gatehouse spaces were completely gutted; following the office space transition to the newly renovated lower level of Carson Gulley Center. The gatehouses were then updated and continue to feature high-definition flat panel TVs, tables and chairs, and full kitchens. The new kitchen/lounge gives Adams and Tripp residents/summer guests much needed additional common space in centrally located areas.
Tripp’s new lounge also featured an ice machine, bathroom, and custodial closet in a spacious new area that retains the character and historic feel of the residence hall. Indeed, the new lounge is the latest upgrade to Tripp Hall, which has had extensive upgrades over the past several years. New in-room temperature controls, resident room furniture, windows, electrical distribution systems with increased load capacity, renovated common bathrooms, and upgraded flooring all have enhanced this hall.