Wagman Construction Project

Dickinson College Alumni and Family Center Renovations

  • Location

    Carlisle, PA

  • Duration

    November 2022 - November 2023

  • Owner

    Dickinson College

  • Architect

    Murray Associates Architects

Wagman Construction converted Dickinson College’s president’s house, originally built in 1833 (nearly 200 years old!), into a multi-purpose alumni and family center. The newly renovated space boasts an all-glass entryway, six private suites, office spaces, meeting spaces, technology suites, a brand-new kitchen, idyllic paver paths, a new fire sprinkler system, and a geothermal heat system. The design of this historic building included the addition of accessibility ramps and an elevator. By expanding the deck and clearing the land so it is more open, it provides more than 1500 SF of new outside entertainment areas and has become an inclusive meeting space for all.

Key Challenges & Project Details

While most elements of the original space remained, some original framing was replaced due to deterioration.