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NEW COLLEGE, SARA SOT A, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION First students moved into b rarld new residence halls on the East Campus of New College Thursday even as workers were rushing to conpletion units to house the full student body. Eight fortunate students inspected the first four rooms to become available and then moved into them at the end of the day. Three I.M. Pei-designed residence halls are being constructed in the East Campus complex and are being built by James A. Knowles Inco a St. Petersburg contracting firm. The remaining rooms necessary to house the Chcr ter Class of 96 students will be made available as they are completed by the c ontractoro The three courts when completed will house 272 students with apartments for faculty and tutors. Pei, who recently was selected in competition to design theJohn F. Kennedy Nemorial Library in Boston, conceived each of the three residence courts as a small community of learning. All of the individual student rooms turn inward toward a series of small, landscaped courts, which in turn open into a larger central plaza. Each of the rooms houses two studentso Each has a private bath, is air conditioned, and some of the second floor units have balconies, while most have terraces. 1r
New College Sarasota, lorida Occupation of First Units of E st Campus Residence Halls The East Campus of Ne Colle e consists of three residence court and a eparate buildin housi g heating and ir condi ioning quipmen her ph se h con tr c .... i n ill inclu e the addition of dining and classroo facilitie inclu ing a teaching au itorium .. Architect: l. M. Pei & Associ,tes, New York, N. Y. Contr c or: Jams Knowles, In t. Petersbur Fla. Groundhre king: Jul 21 1964 Total in 3 courts: Stu ent rooms 136 aculty ap rt e 1 Tu or par n t s 2 Each of h courts is exac ly like ough orien ed in different direct'on All uni excep for faculty nd tutor rtments are for two s ud nt ach student unit h s a bearoom, separa e ba h n each is air con i ioned. 11 rooms open onto small courts which in turn lead 'nto a larg r centr 1 plaza. The architect sai h t this arr ngem th a osphere of a community o lear ing, in whi h 11 s ar i re i ence. L nd caping and are mean onducive to this community conce t. Interim housing: Students w re housed for he first -crm at The Lan rk, hich h gav up in emb r y r cau e of h rt of the win r o ria o students \'ICre then housed in two buildin s on co.mpu of men students wer to tay in private home in he area pending opening of the residence halls. Movement o a udenta to new residences frees buildin s now for use as student center and science building.