Duke University will construct a new residence hall on East Campus. The four-story, 80,000-square foot residence hall will provide 250 new beds for first-year students including four ADA rooms with private baths, and 10 resident assistant rooms. Once complete, the new building will have a small theater space, gaming room and a common room big enough that several small gatherings can occur at the same time or the space can be used as one large event space. The new residence hall will be submitted for silver level LEED certification, which highlights sustainable practices and building functionality.The living space will replace what’s currently used in three aging East Campus buildings – East, Jarvis and Epworth.The new building will sit adjacent to Bell Tower and Southgate residence hall near the intersection of Broad and Main streets. Construction is scheduled to begin in Fall, 2016 and be completed by early 2018.