Once a 19-room boarding house, the historic Patterson Building has been renovated to create Patterson Hall for the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH). This is the first student housing project in downtown Hagerstown and was created through a public/private partnership between a local developer, the City of Hagerstown, and USMH. The new residence hall is comprised of four-two bedroom apartments within walking distance of USMH. Each apartment has a full kitchen, living area, washer/dryer, and private bathrooms for each student. The renovation offered many challenges, as the existing floors were collapsing and all the framing needed reinforcement to meet current design standards.