Delaware Valley College knew it was time to expand when requests for student campus housing increased. Unfortunately, the existing residence halls were old and required renovation. A long-term plan was adopted to build a new residence hall in two phases to accommodate 300 students and eventually remove the existing halls.
The design concept capitalized on the COST PER SQ FT$136.20FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges site to capture the panoramic, scenic views of the countryside. Amenities for South Hall consist of laundry facilities, study rooms, common gathering spaces and four-person suites with private bathrooms. Community connectivity was emphasized in the design of South Hall with a two-story student-life commons lounge, a fitness room and computer lab. Arched breezeways accented with stained-wood trim columns and vaulted corridor ceilings provide unique circulation areas.
South Hall’s facade incorporates brick with an elegant green-metal storefront and standing-seam roof that blends with the existing campus, and the surrounding farmland and pastures.