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Durward Hall, 1968-

A black and white photograph of a twelve-story residence hall with windows at every room. In the foreground are sidewalks, a flower bed, and other vegetation.

Durward Hall, 1980

From CSU's Sense of Place:  A Campus History of Colorado's Land-Grant University, by James E. Hansen, Gordon A. Hazard, and Linda M. Meyer.  Fort Collins, CO:  Colorado State University, 2018.

Architects - Edward L. Bunts and Floyd Lamar Kelsey of the Bunts and Kelsey Associates, Architecture Plus, P. C. of Fort Collins

Builder – Weaver Construction Company

1001 West Laurel Street

Designed by Architects Edward L. Bunts and Floyd Lamar Kelsey of the Bunts and Kelsey Associates architectural firm, Durward Hall was built facing Laurel Street.  This was the one of two twelve-story residence halls that are the tallest buildings on the campus.  Work began on the complex on June 1, 1966.  It should be noted that during the construction of the “Towers Complex”, the name “Durward Hall” applied to the entire project.  Separate names for each of the four main structures were selected in April 1967 (Durward, Westfall, Durrell and Palmer).

The two residence halls and the commons building were not quite ready for use in the fall quarter of 1967.  Completed months earlier, Durward Hall was first occupied by 506 female students starting in the fall quarter of 1968.  It was dedicated on August 17, 1969, along with the Palmer House. It was named to honor Margaret Elizabeth Durward who came to Colorado Agricultural College in 1910. Throughout her career she was involved in teacher training and personnel work, and from 1919 to 1927 served as Principal of the Colorado School of Agriculture, a vocational high school operated by the College for many years.  She was the Director of the College Placement Bureau when she died in 1933.

During the summer of 1983, the original sprinkler system was upgraded to a more modern standard.  In the summer of 2000, the hall was taken offline to add a second bathroom to each of the eleven floors and to replace and modernize all the fixtures in the original bathrooms. These renovations were designed by Architecture Plus, P.C. of Fort Collins.

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