The new residence halls occupy a prominent place on the southern end of campus. The project is shaped by the concept of “a cabin in the woods” nestled in the university’s southern gateway.
The “cabin” at the passage’s midpoint is the main gathering space. It includes a community kitchen, lounges, a community fireplace and a rooftop terrace. This area also includes a wood ceiling and trusses that span the full width of the lounge spaces.
The “workshops” of the lower courtyard comprise performance spaces, music and recording studios, and “maker spaces” for creating and building. Large study rooms with generous windows at the end of each wing create a series of “lanterns” along Stadium Drive.
Two-story lounges, or “bends,” at the buildings’ inner corners provide spaces for community interaction between the upper and lower floors as well as residential kitchens.
The warmth of the project’s exposed structural wood ceilings is present in student rooms, study rooms, floor lounges and ground-floor common spaces. This organic feeling is enhanced by wood columns throughout.
- Recording studio
- Flexible design, art and maker studio
- Classroom spaces
- Gallery spaces
- Music practice rooms
- Performing arts studio
- Interior and exterior performance spaces
- Roof-top garden and terrace