THE DORDT COLLEGE CAMPUS

Kuyper Apartments

The Kuyper Apartments are located on the southeast side of campus overlooking the natural prairie. This building, constructed in 2010, was designed to include many "green" features including a geothermal heating and cooling system, energy-efficient lighting, locally sourced materials, and high-efficiency windows. Environmentally responsible materials were used, including bamboo "plyboo" plywood, durable Corian countertops, and concrete floors, which are better for allergy sufferers and keep the college from dumping carpets in landfills. The apartments are designed with an open floor plan kitchen and lounging area, convenient bathroom facilities, and three bedrooms for six people.

Facts

Building Structure
Four stories
Building Features
Interior View 34 six-person apartments
Four handicap-accessible apartments
Cable TV Hookup
Wireless Internet and network connections
Cooking facilities in each apartment
Two showers in each apartment
Multiple community areas
55th Avenue coffee shop and snack bar, a student-run business
Four finished study rooms
Elevator access
Laundry facilities on each floor
Electronic security system
Balcony overlooking a two-story community space with floor-to-ceiling fireplace
Geothermal heating and cooling provided by 90 wells in a large geothermal field
Energy-efficient lighting
High-efficiency windows
Stage with lighting and sound capabilities for performances
Mezzanine with a large room used as a classroom and meeting space
Prairie room for meditation and devotions
Furnishings
Stackable modular furniture including desk, book case, dresser, desk chair
All beds have extra-long mattresses (78" long)
Counter top height island in kitchen with stools
Each apartment is furnished with a fridge (17 cubic feet–regular residential-size fridge)
Glass top stove
Dishwasher
Appliances Allowed
Dorm-size refrigerator
Microwave
Toaster
Staffing
Two community development assistants
Residents
Men and women (mostly seniors)