The new Haffner will be an entirely three-story structure and provide housing for 130 students in 110 singles and 10 double rooms, increasing the hall capacity by more than 50 students. Philadelphia-based Atkin Olshin Schade Architects is working with the College on the building design.
As was outlined in a July email from President Kim Cassidy, the additional space will make it possible for the College to bring back to campus the students it currently pays to house off campus and to incorporate Perry House programming into the Haffner space. The College will also be able to house more upper-class students in single rooms, thanks to the project.
Senior administrators involved with the project and project architect Sam Olshin gave extensive presentations on the renovation to students, faculty, and staff in November. New renderings and further updates will be available once all design details have been finalized, most likely at the beginning of next semester.