The Hill School, Dell Road Dormitory

Pottstown, Pennsylvania


    The Hill School

  • AREA

    33,832 sq.ft.





The Dell Road Dormitory for the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., revisits the challenges of designing student housing. The school wanted to attract faculty to live in the residence halls; create a family setting at a manageable scale; and provide a secure setting that fosters a sense of community while blending with an existing campus.

Originally conceived as a single ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY52COST PER SQ FT$146.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized building, the building consisted of four “houses” organized around a central courtyard. Access to the residence halls is restricted to the courtyard, while faculty residences can be accessed from the outside perimeter of the building. This provides a secure environment for the students, while maintaining privacy for the faculty. Each house consists of a three-story, three-bedroom faculty residence, six double-student rooms, common areas, laundry and bathrooms. Each level shares a study and faculty access to student areas for proper supervision.

The building has become the heart of student residential life, and a waiting list has been created to get into faculty residences.