Trueblood Hall was constructed in 1965. The first floor of the building serves as a dining hall and kitchen for students who reside on East Campus. The lower level of the building contained support facilities for University Housing. Space in the lower level was identified as a suitable site for the relocation of the SIU Department of Public Safety. The Housing supporting services located in the lower level of Trueblood were moved to Grinnell Hall. The SIU Department of Public Safety was located in buildings A1, A2, B, and C at Washington Square.
This project focused on the renovation of the lower level of Trueblood Hall to meet the needs of the Department of Public Safety. The design was accomplished with in-house resources and the work was completed with in-house labor and through the external bid process.