Project Highlights

  • Interior Renovation
  • A/M/E/P/FP Services
  • Programming, Design, Construction Documents through Construction Administration
  • Multi-phase Construction

A Dormitory Renovation Improves College Life for Students

Bridgewater State College | Durgin Residential Hall | Bridgewater, MA


The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) is a statewide organization managing 3,000,000 SF of housing on nine campuses. As part of a comprehensive program to improve the residence life experience, Shea-Durgin Hall at Bridgewater State College a 1960’s building with 620 beds and lounge areas on its five bedroom floors, was identified for renovations over three consecutive summers.

Integrated Design Group designed and proposed a detailed construction phasing over two summers, reducing general condition costs and directing more funds for actual construction. Phase 1 included upgrades to primary electric service and asbestos removal of floor tile. Phase 2 reconfigured and rebuilt all bathrooms, reorganized bedrooms, and constructed lounge and study spaces, with light and views of the campus.The bed count rose to 640 while multiple common areas were created. A freshman residence hall, it is now sought after by many students after a year of living there.