As part of the Housing and Dining Long-Range Master Plan, Miami University began addressing the need for increased on-campus housing to accommodate their growing student population. The construction of new on-campus residence halls made a significant impact, but success depended on further consideration of the University’s existing buildings. A renovation initiative around the University’s North Quad provided the opportunity to bring the facilities up to university standards while accommodating an even larger number of students.
Centrally-located between the campus’ academic and athletic facilities, Miami’s North Quad had long-since seen a renovation. With a total of 1,050 beds spread across four residence halls and a dark and dated dining center, all original to the 1950s and 1960s, the space was expansive and in need of a complete transformation.
The 11-acre North Quad was fully redesigned, positioning the quad as a residential destination for students seeking on-campus housing. Brandon, Flower, Hepburn and Hahne Residence Halls were each fully renovated, with Hahne also expanding by 23,000 sq. ft. to provide an additional 110 beds.
Resting in the heart of Miami’s North Quad the renovated Martin Dining Hall embraces its 1960s roots through modern color, composition and detailing choices, while providing students with ample light and openness. The renovated hall also includes an updated convenience store, new restrooms, an outdoor patio with seating and a fire pit and a lower-level fitness center.