BL Harbert International has been awarded the $34.9 million contract to build the new University of Mississippi Student Housing Phase II Project. The approximately 169,000-square-foot facilities are scheduled to begin construction immediately.
The facilities will have the capacity to house 624 students in two, five-story buildings. The facilities will feature a courtyard, study spaces, and event rooms conducive to indoor and outdoor activities. The facilities are scheduled to be completed by July 2016.
“BL Harbert is pleased to construct another first-class facility at the University of Mississippi. Our work, to date, on the new basketball arena has been very successful, and we are excited about breaking ground on another important project on campus. We strive to deliver top-notch facilities where students can live, learn, and succeed. Our team looks forward to welcoming Ole Miss students to their new homes in the fall of 2016,” said Ben Nevins, Senior Vice President.
The McCarty Company Design Group and Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company serve as the design team providing architectural services on the project.
Over the last several years, BL Harbert actively worked on seven college campuses and completed residence halls at Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery. BL Harbert is currently building a residence hall at the University of North Alabama.