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Benet Hall Apartments

Benet Hall Apartments

KovertHawkins Architects is leading the design and development team on behalf of the developer and sponsor of Benet Hall, Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. The project consists of renovating and converting the vacant Benet Hall into apartments for senior citizens. The design objective for Benet Hall is to preserve its historic integrity, provide affordable rental housing, and be sustainable as evidenced by a planned LEED Gold Certification.

Benet Hall is tremendously important to both its owners, the Sisters of St. Benedict, and to the Town of Ferdinand. The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana first located on their campus in 1886. The Sisters of St. Benedict are highly integrated within the activities and even the identity of the Town of Ferdinand. The Sisters participate in community festivals and provide teaching, social services, and religious services within and for the Town. The campus grew over the decades, but now, as the numbers within the order has decreased; several buildings upon its campus have been vacated and need to be repurposed. Benet Hall is one of these structures. It was built as a dormitory in the early 1960s, adjacent to the monastery, but now sits vacant.

Several meetings were held to determine the best uses of Benet Hall (and other buildings on the campus). Ideas from assisted living, to retail, to schools, to apartments were discussed. All this community input plus the developer, green consultant, and architect’s input has culminated in a sustainable design plan for Benet Hall. Input was sought by and received from the Sisters of St Benedict of Ferdinand, Ind, the Departments Heads of the Town of Ferdinand, the Town Council of the Town of Ferdinand, an environmental hazards firm, and the public in a publicly advertised information exchange meeting.

Benet Hall Apartments
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