“We are excited about moving forward with the South Hall renovation project. The existing building is worn and tired,” said Justin Utpadel, UW-Stout director of Facilities Management.
“This project will provide our students with a fully renovated, updated student living facility that is accessible and inclusive. We have worked hard in the planning and design of this building project to create spaces that foster relationship building, integrate sustainability and provide for an improved experience that supports student success,” Utpadel said.
UW-Stout’s FOCUS2030 strategic plan has five goals. One of them addresses, in part, student living environments that are equitable, diverse and inclusive.
New exterior features at South Hall will include silver panels accentuating the original brick, similar to those at North Hall and nearby McCalmont Hall. In 2013-14, McCalmont Hall was the first of the south campus residence halls to be renovated.
In April of 2019, Gov. Tony Evers visited UW-Stout and toured South Hall, saying he supported the renovation.