COVID-19 Response Campus

Frank & Oropeza Hall

Fort Wayne, Indiana

No disruption to campus, no disruption to students.

Frank & Oropeza Hall

Location:

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Square Footage: 21,000 sq. ft.

Number of Modules: 25

Key Achievements:

- Ready for fall semester without interuption of campus.
- Reduced overall timeline by 45%

The 

Challenge

Timeline + Quality

Indiana Institute of Technology serves over 4,000 students from around the world. The school, located in downtown Fort Wayne, IN, is known for programs in mathematics, engineering and science, but offers a well-regarded liberal arts program as well. In the past decade, the school has undergone rapid growth. Continued, rapid growth in enrollment created a need for additional housing at the school. Frank & Anne Oropeza Hall was designed as a sister facility to Evans-Kimmel Hall.

The 

Solution

Details + Experience

As with previous Indiana Tech dormitory projects built by Whitley Manufacturing, time was of the essence, with the balance of construction to occur over the less crowded summer semester. In just under 90 days, Whitley Manufacturing constructed the 21,000 SFT four story dormitory. A variety of unique techniques were utilized to enhance the speed of the process and control costs to the client. These included the use of floorless, three dimensional building modules set upon a site poured slab and floorless modules used to construction the stairwells. The building houses 68 students in semi-private suites.

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