Ursinus College Schellhase Commons

A welcome center for prospective students and a campus hub, the Commons incorporated renovations to historic Keigwin Hall, which was adjoined to new construction.

“The communication for this project was key. Bancroft kept an active and open dialogue throughout this project, allowing Ursinus to minimize expenditures.”
Steve Gehringer
Director of Facilities
Ursinus College

Project Stats

  • Owner
    Ursinus College
  • Location
    Collegeville, PA
  • Project Type
    CM w/ a GMP
  • Design Professional
    Bernardon
  • Market
    Education
  • Square Footage
    16,805

Established as a Welcome Center for prospective students and their families as well as a new hub for social activity on campus, Schellhase Commons now provides an identifiable main entrance – a gateway for the Ursinus College campus in Collegeville, PA. Comprised of 17,305 SF worth of construction, Schellhase Commons features spaces for students and community interaction as well as office areas for admissions and other student services. The project artfully preserved and renovated the historic Keigwin Hall located directly on Main Street. The new facility wraps the historic structure providing the needed program space but maintaining Keigwin’s presence in the town. Keigwin Hall now houses a coffee shop with a multi-level terrace that overlooks Main Street. Adjoining Keigwin on its north is a college admissions suite that includes meeting spaces for college and public use. A two-story addition houses a bookstore on the lower level and an entertainment space on the second floor. The adjacent terrace looks out onto the Ursinus front lawn, the Philip & Muriel Berman Museum of Art, and Bomberger Hall.

Awards

ABC DE Excellence in Construction

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