Fronting the new Carloftis Garden, New Martin Hall is part of the university’s first public-private partnership project. This project was led by Red Draw’s Craig Turner, acting chairman of the Board of Regents for Eastern Kentucky University at the time of the hall’s development. The new residence provides quick access to academic buildings, dining facilities, Starbucks, Crabbe Library, Powell Student Center and plenty of green space. Martin Hall houses over 600 residents in suite-style rooms. These rooms are equipped with two beds, two desks and two closets with four people sharing an adjoining bathroom with a dual vanity. A limited number of four-person “super suites” are also available, featuring shared living space, a kitchenette, two full bathrooms within the suite, four beds, four closets, four desks and an additional entryway closet. Martin Hall is a living-learning environment with two large classrooms and a 160-person multi-purpose room. The exterior façade is designed to complement existing and surrounding buildings through similar brick palette, stone and metal. The “H” layout of the building allows for secluded lawn and hardscape areas, as well as interior views of the gardens and courtyards.