Hunt Hall Renovation

Hunt Hall was completely renovated from top to bottom in 2008. Construction on this project began hours after residents checked out of their rooms, and the hall looks like an entirely new building.

Hunt Hall Renovation

May 5: Crews begin working on Hunt Hall hours after residents moved out.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 7: Foundation work begins at an entrance of Hunt Hall.

Elevator Pit Excavation

May 8: Work begins on the excavation of the elevator pit for Hunt Hall.

Renovation Recycling

May 9: Housing and Residence Life has made many steps in being more environmentally responsible, including recycling as much of the building products coming out of Hunt Hall's renovation as possible.

Hunt Hall Renovation

May 9: Crew work on pouring the foundation wall for an entrance into Hunt.

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Hunt Hall Renovation

May 12: Trusses and sheeting are put up as construction of a new roof begin

Hunt Hall Renovation

May 13: All the windows were taken out of Hunt Hall during the early stages of renovation.

Hunt Hall Renovation

May 13: Construction crews begin working on the new roof for Hunt.

Hunt Hall Interior View

May 13: In inside view of Hunt Hall. Here you can see what used to be a bathroom and the wall that separates the hall from the bathroom. Notice the paint project on the walls of the hall.

Hunt Hall Renovation

May 13: In addition to roof work, crews also begin work on laying the foundation for new sunrooms.

TV Room Work

May 14: More work inside Hunt Hall. Walls are being knocked out to expand TV rooms.

Hallway Renovations

May 15: A Hunt hallway during renovations.

Roof Construction

May 16: A truss is lowered into place during the construction of a new roof on Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 20: A lot of hard work goes into renovating a residence hall.

May 20 Construction

May 20: Crews work around the clock to make sure Hunt is ready for residents to move into in August

May 20 Construction

May 20: Only two weeks into construction, large sections of the roof have been complete and windows are quickly being replaced. 

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Hunt Hall Renovations

May 21: An internal wall shows remnants of what used to be a paint project.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 21: Foundations are set for new external entrances to Hunt Hall.

Sunroom Construction

May 22: Crews begin work on the entrance sunrooms that will face Wright Street.

Copa Cababa

May 22: Paintings still remain as construction begins in Copa Cabana House in Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 22: Walls are being knocked out to create larger common spaces in Hunt.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 22: A view of a hallway in Hunt Hall and the new windows that have been installed in the larger TV rooms.

Hunt/VA Courtyard

May 23: Renovations are messy things, but the end product will be worth it!

New Roof

May 23:  A The newly created pitched roofs being constructed on Hunt.

May 23: Hallway ceiling work begins.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 23: A view from above! This photo, taken from the roof of one wing of Hunt, demonstrates how quickly the roof was constructed and nearly completed.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 23: Hallway paintings still smile at work crews in the gutted Hunt Hall, but soon they will be covered with a fresh coat of paint.

Hunt/VA Courtyard

May 23: As construction continues, so does the amount of courtyard craziness!

Hunts New Roof

May 26: Construction on one portion of the new pitched roof on Hunt is nearly complete....

Sunroom construction

May 26: Construction continues on the sunrooms that will be created at the buildings entrances.

Hunt Hall

May 26: ....while construction on the roof on the other side of the building is just getting started.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 27: Floors are torn apart as electrical and plumbing systems are upgraded.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 27: A before and after look at the new windows and plaster being added to Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 28: A newly created entrance-way is quickly taking shape outside of Hunt Hall.

Setting Trusses

May 28: A crew members works on setting trusses on a sunny May Day.

Cement

May 28: Crews wade around in cement while laying foundations.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 28: While the outside of the building is quickly evolving, crews work hard to make the inside of Hunt Hall look brand new as well.

Inside Hunt Hall

May 29: The inside of Hunt Hall is unrecognizable at this point.

Hunt Hall Bathrooms

May 29: The tile floor around the a shower stall has been ripped up in preparation for new flooring.

Hunt Hall Renovations

May 30: More walls are being knocked out throughout Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall Renovations

June 3: A view of the work going on in what will soon be a new attic for Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall Renovation

June 6: Hunt is not only being renovated on the outside, but also completely on the inside. Here you can see new piping that is being placed throughout the entire building.

Hunt hall renovations

June 13: A view from above of work being done on the elevator shaft.

Hunt Hall Renovation

June 13: The freshly painted hallways are slowly starting to take shape.

Hunt hall renovations

June 13: More internal piping and electrical work being done inside Hunt Hall.

  Hunt Hall Renovations

June 16: As the contractors work, a piece of cement from the original building of Hunt Hall is discovered, showing work that was done in December 1966.

Bike Rack Construction

June 16: The construction of a new bike rack outside of Hunt Hall begins.

Hunt Hall Bathrooms

June 16: New sinks and vanities are placed in all the bathrooms.

Hunt Hall Renovations

June 16: A lot of internal work still needs to be done before residents can call Hunt home in August. 

Hunt Hall Renovation

June 17: Electrical work being done in the attic of Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall Renovations

June 17: The entrances to Hunt Hall are taking shape.

Hunt Hall Renovations

June 17: Renovations on the stairwells in Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall Renovations

June 17: Another view of the construction of the entrances to Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall Renovations

June 17: A view of all the supplies necessary during renovations.

Hunt hall renovations

June 17: Tile work being done in the bathrooms of Hunt.

Hunt Hall Renovations

June 19: A view of the construction being done on Hunt, with a view of NMU's campus in the background.

Hunt Hall renovations

June 19: A gutted room inside of Hunt.

Bike Rack Construction

June 23: The bike rack receives a roof.

Hunt Hall Renovations

June 23: Supplies are lifted into a window.

Hunt Hall Renovations

June 30: A portion of the roof receives siding before it is hoisted into place.

Hunt hall renovations

June 30: An electrician works hard on new wiring for the hall.

Hunt Hall Renovations

July 2: A cement pad is being laid outside of an entrance to Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall renovations

July 2: Windows are being set into place in the end sunrooms of Hunt.

Hunt Hall Renovations

July 2: Preparations for laying sidewalks outside of Hunt Hall.

Hunt Hall Renovations

July 7: Sidewalks are being poured and set-into place.

Hunt Hall Renovations

July 7: New electrical boxes inside of Hunt Hall.

July 7: New mechanical rooms are being made to house the new electrical systems in Hunt Hall.

A newly renovated Hunt Hall- August 2008