IU Southeast holds groundbreaking ceremony for Timber Lodge

25th April 2012

NEW ALBANY, IN, (April 25, 2012) – Timber Lodge is on its way up.

Indiana University Southeast celebrated the groundbreaking for our newest campus building – Timber Lodge – on Wednesday, April 25.

The new lodge will be the sixth on-campus housing unit and will be located near Orchard and Grove Lodges at the south end of campus.

“Much like four years ago, this is also a very special moment for we seized upon a unique opportunity to add another lodge and thereby meet a growing student demand for living and learning on this beautiful campus,” said IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles. “And this is indeed a very special milestone, because this lodge, Timber Lodge, will be our first LEED-certified building on campus.”

IU Southeast is proud to announce that Timber Lodge has been designed to receive a LEED-Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the first LEED project to be built on campus.

“With this new residence hall we are continuing a rich tradition of building a new future, brick by brick, program by program for our student and community,” Patterson-Randles said. “We are committed to doing so with high quality, efficiency, and true distinction.”

Timber Lodge will house about 90 students and will be styled in the same rustic design as the current IU Southeast Lodges. It will feature one-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments with full kitchens, living rooms, and private bathrooms.

Construction will begin this summer and is scheduled to be completed in about one year, allowing the lodge to be open for the fall 2013 semester.

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