This building serves as a prominent visual anchor to one of the main access points to the Carnegie Mellon University campus. The project consisted of the complete architectural restoration of the building envelope. Work included the restoration of the original Mudge Residence structure and the subsequent dormitory additions. The exterior stone facing was cleaned of a half century of soot and grime and the stonework repaired and restored. After investigation and study of alternative configurations, all of the windows were replaced with properly functioning monumental aluminum ventilating sash appropriate to the style and scale of the structure.
The entrance drive was reconfigured and reconstructed for ADA compliance. New paving surfaces provide appropriate and accessible surfaces in the spirit of the original stone drive. The exterior garden facades and garden pavilion were restored to their original appearance.