What the Client Needed:

  • Design a contemporary residence hall responsive to first year students’ needs.
  • Provide for suite-style units and bountiful common spaces to promote interaction among residents.
  • Include amenities like energy-efficient laundry and kitchens for easy access.
  • Create unique aesthetic of brick and architectural panel façade on a residential scale.
  • Plan for maximized utility for students, faculty and administration with blended spaces integrating classrooms, social and study areas.
  • Attain USGBC LEED Silver Certification.

Project Specs:

  • Building Area: 87,000SF
  • Number of Beds: 240
  • Cost of Construction: $15,800,000
  • Cost/SF: $181
  • Cost/Bed: $54,833
  • Construction Completed: 2011
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Our design criteria for the residence hall were ambitious, as was the schedule. They kept the design process on schedule. I was impressed by the creativity of their alternative suite layout schematics.

Carson SorrellDirector of Facilities, SUNY IT

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