[Mobile, AL] White-Spunner Construction, Inc. announces it has signed two contracts totaling $99 million with Auburn University to build eight buildings that are part of The Village, a new student housing complex. The Village, located at Auburn University on the west edge of campus between Wire Road on the west and Donahue Drive to the east, is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2009 and will provide approximately 1650 student beds. This project represents the fifth major university building project in Alabama we have been awarded in the last 18 months, says CEO John White-Spunner. We are committed to building safe, quality facilities and housing for Alabamas future student population. With hands-on, value engineering services, our processes help university systems reduce costs and improve quality. The project consists of eight four-story brick residence halls and meeting facilities that will be constructed around a collection of quadrangles and green space, all connected by a series of tree-shaded sidewalks. The suite-style residences include a common living room, kitchenette, four bedrooms, and two baths. A large bay of windows in the main living area offers students an abundance of natural light and views to exterior green space. Individual bedrooms afford each student a private sleeping area, closet and study area. The residence halls will also include group meeting and study rooms on each floor and will offer students state of the art communication and data services. The master plan and building design are grounded in the character and image of Auburn University with inspiration drawing from early architectural styles and buildings including Samford Hall, the Quad Dorms, and various academic buildings, says Architect Stephen Allen, Williams Blackstock Architects.