Kimmel Bogrette worked with Rutgers for the renovation of the Ford Hall Dormitory to develop a modern facility and flagship for student services functions related to the School of Arts & Sciences. The original four-story building was constructed in 1913 and a one-story addition was added at rear of the building in 1970. Given the historic nature of the building and the character of the existing facade, the client wished to maintain the shall of the building as is, with the exception of a new main entry portico and restoration of the entire exterior. The currently vacated 5-story 29,000 sf dormitory building will undergo a complete gut renovation, a double-height lobby will be created as a ‘face’ of the School of Arts & Sciences and a 4-story 9,500 sf addition will be added. The project is currently on hold, pending proper funding.