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Archive for Sunday, September 1, 1991

KU UNVEILS SCHOLARSHIP HALL PLANS

September 1, 1991

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A Topeka construction firm was the low bidder for the construction of the K.K. and Margaret Amini scholarship residence hall at Kansas Univerisity.

R.D. Andersen Construction Co. Inc., Topeka, provided the low bid of $1,419,000 for the project. The bids were opened Friday in the offices of the KU Endowment Assn. University and state officials will award the contract soon.

The residence hall will house about 50 male students. It will be built in the 1300 block of Louisiana Street on the east edge of campus. It is expected to open in fall 1992.

A $1 million gift from the Aminis to the endowment association's Campaign Kansas program will make the construction of KU's ninth scholarship hall possible. The Aminis are KU alumni living in San Antonio, Tex.

Amini Hall, designed by Gould Evans Architects of Lawrence, will have 16,425 square feet of living space. The brick and stucco exterior will have a pitched roof of composition shingles. The floor plan includes a two-level common living area.

An adjoining four-story tower will house four-person suites, each including three rooms for living, sleeping and studying. The main entry level of the tower will feature the living room with laundry and dining facilities directly below. All living areas and some suites are designed for people with disabilities. An elevator will provide access to all levels.

University officials plan to construct parking areas for hall residents along the alley. A service area behind the hall will allow for delivery of goods and trash removal.

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