The Jesuits held tight to their identity and tradition as a Catholic, Jesuit institution by putting an emphasis on higher education and being environmentally friendly. In 1990, the Stuessi Garden was added to the residence. In addition to the many different plants, the garden included stones and gargoyles.
Later, as the number of Jesuit declined and expenses related to the maintenance of the aging building increased, the Jes Res became increasingly untenable for the university to maintain. Marquette decided to build a new and more economic residence building. The new Jesuit Residence Hall - named in honor of Dr. E.J O'Brien - was completed in October of 2015. Dr. E.J O'Brien graduated from Marquette's medical school is 1928 and became a physician. He is also the father of Patricia Schneider, the facility's lead donor.