Hillsdale College Mauck Hall Renovations 2018-07-17T08:06:52-04:00

Project Description



Mauck Residence’s most notable feature is its extensive lobby, beautifully furnished in the style of the late 1920s when it was built.  The nearly 80-year-old building now features more modern amenities, while still maintaining its classic antique feel.

Neumann/Smith, along with Peter Basso Associates, worked together to update Mauck Hall (originally constructed in 1929 as a men’s residential hall). The timeless exterior of Mauck Hall has held up well and fits nicely into the strong Gothic style of architecture found throughout campus. The interiors were completely transformed to accommodate 42 new living units serving female students on campus. Consistent with other housing updates on campus, Mauck Hall now provides living, social and amenity spaces that meet with today’s student needs.

The project included a complete gut with new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, fire alarm, flooring, restroom and showers, paint and casework. The building received all new boilers and mechanical units.

Renovations included the Grand Hall and Solarium on the first floor, a renovation of the kitchen on the main level and basement, and a relocation of the laundry suite and fitness area. Interior finishes and common areas were also upgraded throughout to provide better amenities to students.

Renovations such as the community laundry and bathrooms and other additions such as the fitness room in the basement help make a more social environment.

“Mauck has always been that hidden treasure for the campus,” Associate Dean of Women, Rebekah Dell said. “After all the renovations and additions, now it’s not just this hidden treasure. Now it’s a shining gem on our campus.”