Campus Infrastructure Projects
Rosemont College Looks to the Future While Respecting the Past with a $7.5 Million Investment to Renovate Historic Mayfield Hall
What was once a stable will be transformed into a new residence hall with modern amenities
The restoration began in November at one of Rosemont’s most historic buildings.
“Mayfield Hall will be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for our students,” said President Jayson Boyers. “We are very excited about this restoration that will enhance our student life experience while preserving the historic integrity of the building.”
Under the direction of MKC, the project will include new windows, new mechanical systems, and other systems updates with little impact to the existing structure while bringing the facility into the 21st century.
Construction will include a complete demolition of the existing interior conditions. This will allow for a modern room configuration and spacious common rooms. Rosemont and MKC will maximize unit square footage, maintain consistency across levels, provide comfortable bathrooms, and prioritize community spaces. Common space, kitchen, and laundry rooms will be expanded and upgraded. New systems, finishes, furniture, etc. paired with the lasting character of the building will create a unique, timeless space. This project is rooted in the preservation and revitalization of a campus landmark.
A combination of single and double units will be available to offer a range of living environments. The new layout will offer 86 new beds to the campus.
A Storied History
The current Mayfield Hall is on the site of the Joseph Sinnott family’s stables. When the Society of the Holy Child Jesus purchased the land that is now Rosemont College, the stable was converted for use as a science building, an art studio, and an auditorium in 1921.
By 1929, the need for a new dormitory and dining hall grew. A plan was developed to use the foundation and back portion of the stables, then add a new front and upper floors. Today, from the rear of Mayfield, you can see the remnants of the arched stable doors.
While the dining room was removed in 1956, the building has continued to serve as a residence hall for more than nine decades.
Follow Us as the Story of Mayfield Hall Continues
We will be posting regular updates on this exciting renovation here, so please come back often to watch the evolution. The renovation is scheduled to be completed in August 2022.