Kalamazoo College

Student Admissions & Welcome Center

Kalamazoo, MI
5,000 SF

In 1923, the Hall House in Kalamazoo was designed and built by Henry L. Vander Horst. The house was maintained as a residence until it was sold in 1986 and converted to a bed and breakfast. With its close location to both Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College, it became a popular destination for visitors of both institutions.

In 2015, Kalamazoo College purchased the property with intent to create a student welcome center that is combined with their admission offices. The existing garage will be converted into a barrier-free welcome center attached to the house where the admission offices and support spaces will reside. The design intent of the project was to maintain the historic character of the house while renovating it to provide a fresh and positive “first impression” of the college to prospective students and their parents.

Our work on the Kalamazoo College Hall House Admissions Center earned the 2021 Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Merit Award.

Contact us

If you are interested in beginning a new project, you are a potential teaming partner, or you just want to chat about great architecture and engineering, please drop us a note.

Bodwé Professional Services

415 E. Prairie Ronde St.
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering

600 East Michigan Avenue
Suite B
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

3463 Magic Drive,
Suite T15
San Antonio, TX 78229

The Steelhead Engineering Company

259 E. Michigan Ave.,
Suite 407
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

WBK Engineering

116 W. Main St.
Suite 201
St. Charles, IL 60174

68 E. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Blue Star Integrative Studio

320 S. Boston Avenue
Ste. 1710
Tulsa, OK 74103

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