Grant Tower, Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

The renovation of this residence hall on the DeKalb, Illinois campus, brings new life to the 13-story building. The building originally housed 260-student double occupancy rooms, three resident-advisor apartments, offices at the ground level, and a laundry room in the basement.  After renovation, the building will have 160 double occupancy rooms, 20 single occupancy rooms, two 1-bedroom apartments, one 2-bedroom apartment, a renovated office suite at the ground level, and an enlarged and renovated laundry room in the basement. The renovation entails all the support spaces for the student rooms. Toilet rooms are being upgraded with all new fixtures, new finishes, and new accessories to be brought up to ADA compliance.