Creating a Model for Student Housing
In 2020, WDM Architects completed a beautiful 8,500 s.f. Welcome Center at Tabor College. After the successful collaboration, Tabor leadership invited WDM Architects to submit qualifications for a new Student Housing project. The college has plans to systematically replace existing residence halls with new ones and ultimately add 144 beds to their existing capacity.
Scott Ramser, AIA, Principal at WDM Architects, eagerly pursued the project as principal-in-charge. Ramser understood the project’s importance for student recruitment and retention and looked forward to another opportunity to work closely with Tabor. Luke Scott, AIA, also a Principal at WDM, managed the project to ensure a seamless process similar to the Welcome Center.
“Well-designed student housing can directly contribute to dynamic student life communities that are conducive to continuous academic, spiritual, and social growth, resulting in overall student success,” comments Ramser. “Student housing is an important transition from the family home, to a place that is entirely their own.”
In the summer of 2021, Tabor College engaged WDM on this important project, and the team got to work.