Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Meadows makeover

The Meadows residence hall complex was named for Sylvia Meadows ’18, who served as a Wheaton trustee for more than four decades. Built in 1964, Meadows received its first major renovation last summer, and in the fall, some 280 students moved into the dramatically transformed space.

Every dorm room has been refurnished and remodeled from top to bottom. The entry lounge in each hall is brightened up with new walls, windows, carpeting, furniture and a glassed-in study area.

And the 1,800-square-foot Meadows Center lounge, a gathering place for all the residents, has a fresh look from new furniture and carpeting, and a wall of new windows, including a swath of decorative “fritted” glass that diffuses light and heat from the sun.

Photos by David Marshall