9:55 PM EST, November 10, 2011
Students will soon have a new place to live on the University of Indianapolis' campus.
Officials broke ground on the five-story Roberts Hall early Thursday afternoon. The residence hall will be on the south side of Hanna Avenue and will eventually feature up to 200 beds.
The $10 million project aims to appeal to upperclassmen. The building will offer single and double occupant suites, an atrium entrance, community kitchens, a fitness center and more.
"One of the things we know about residence halls is that when students live on campus, they are much more likely to be successful so we want all of our students to have the full residential hall experience," said Beverley Pitts, UIndy President.
The project was designed by Blackburn Architects and is being overseen by Wilhelm Construction.
Roberts Hall will open next fall.