Culver Academies today announced a transformational, $65 million gift from Culver Military Academy alumnus George R. Roberts ’62, to rebuild three significant dormitories on campus. Construction will begin this summer on the Roberts Residential Quadrangle, which will include new Main, North and East barracks, as well as a central plaza serving as a focal point to one of the most iconic areas of campus. These new dormitories will replace the existing Main, North and East barracks.
“It was important that Culver change to meet the needs of modern students,” Head of Schools Dr. Doug Bird CMA ’90 said. “The existing buildings have served Culver well for more than 100 years, but the need for quality, state of the art technological, mechanical, and electrical infrastructure, as well as the efficiency and cost savings that modern construction materials bring, made this project necessary.”
While the new dormitories will have all the necessities required of a 21st century world-class education, the construction will remain sensitive to the look and feel of the Collegiate Gothic style architecture that is predominantly on campus and unique to Culver.
“This gift allows Culver to continue advancing its commitment to leading the world in whole-person education by creating an unmatched residential environment for students and summer campers,” said Miles White CMA ’73, chairman of the Culver Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. “George Roberts has always been incredibly supportive of Culver. It’s not uncommon for him to ask what the school’s biggest needs are and then give Culver the means to meet those needs. That is the case here with this important project. We are incredibly grateful to George Roberts for making this transformative next step in Culver’s history possible.”
Each dormitory will house from 80-175 students, with rooms, lounge areas, information technology support and meeting areas, as well as office and residential areas for live-on-campus faculty and staff assigned to those students.
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