Built in 1926 as the Kentwood Arms Hotel, Butler, Rosenbury & Partners has completed three major renovation projects at what is now known as Kentwood Hall, a Missouri State University residence hall.
In 1988, BR&P completed the first major renovation of the former hotel into student residences, and in 2002 BR&P renovated its dining facility.
Completed earlier this month for the Fall 2014 semester, the most recent renovation included:
New finishes in the lower level public restrooms
New kitchen area in the student lounge
Renovated staff offices
Staff apartment renovation
Complete refurbishing of the student rooms on the four upper floors; totaling 104 beds
Student rooms received new carpeting, paint, drapes, furniture, and light fixtures. Private restrooms received a complete overhaul including new tile, paint, fixtures, ventilation, electrical and plumbing.
The project was completed for a cost substantially less than the University’s budget, and was vacant only during the summer months.
Typical student double room
Typical student room bathroom
Interior design was by K Evans Interiors, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering was by Malone Finkle Eckhardt & Collins, Inc. Carson-Mitchell, Inc. served as the general contractor.