In 2009 DMS provided the cost estimating services for the University of Mary Washington Residence Halls located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The history

The University of Mary Washington is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Founded in 1908 as the Fredericksburg Teachers College, the institution was named Mary Washington College in 1938 after Mary Ball Washington, mother of first president of the United States, George Washington.

The General Assembly of Virginia changed the college’s name to the University of Mary Washington in 2004 to reflect the addition of graduate and professional programs to the central undergraduate curriculum, as well as the establishment of more than one campus.

Each building on the Mary Washington campus has a unique history and was named for auspicious individuals in the history of the university and the state of Virginia.

The project

The university believes the halls of residence are an integral part of a student’s complete educational experience.  All full-time students who are admitted as residential students in their first year are required to live on campus for two full academic years.

The additions and extensive renovations were estimated for the five-story dormitory buildings, Mason and Randolph Halls located on the UMW campus.

This project consisted of a complete renovation of interior finishes, replacement of fire sprinklers, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems.

Cost estimation

Estimated construction cost: $27.1 million