Proj Overview


North Dakota State University sophomores have more living space on campus thanks to a $39.5 million construction project on campus for the Catherine Cater Hall.  The six-story, 395-bed residence hall was ready for students in the fall 2019, and is dedicated to sophomores who found themselves squeezed out of campus housing after their freshman year. The dormitory, along with other construction projects on or near campus, is meant to trim waiting lists for campus housing, and was paid for using student housing fees.  Every floor of the new residence hall has a study room and a lobby with seating. The suite-style double rooms share private bathrooms and the first floor has a double-sided fireplace for the living room and kitchen areas, a media room, game room, and large and small conference spaces.


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Project Team


Zerr Berg Architects


Heyer Engineering, PC


Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.


North Dakota State University



Key Project Attributes

  • 87 days of plant fabrication
  • 11 weeks of onsite erection
  • Worked with the design team for efficient panel layout, budgets, finish options and mix designs.
  • During the shop drawing phase we worked with all parties for clash detection on Revit models.
  • Complex reveal pattern designed for repetition to help with production efficiency
  • 13’ wide horizontal panels cantilevering off building by steel columns & beams.
  • Vertical panels cladding back to steel frame.

Project/Precast Scope

  • Architectural Insulated Wall 12”x13’ – 234 pieces – 33,620 SF
  • Architectural Insulated Wall 12”x14’ – 180 pieces – 40,037 SF 
  • Structural Solid Walls 8”x12’ – 66 pieces – 16,606 SF (stair & Elevator Shafts) 
  • $39.5 million project 
  • Six stories 
  • 395 beds