St. Scholastica Hall, a new 130-bed women’s residence hall on the Benedictine College campus, was designed to enhance the sense of community on campus. Opportunities to build community are incorporated from the micro to macro levels. These include the design of the residence rooms and lounge spaces on each floor, as well as the facility’s placement on campus and its COST PER SQ FT$150.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges to existing residence halls. With its “lighthouse” element, the building helps anchor the end of campus and creates a visual destination from the cafeteria and student union.
The hall includes two academic seminar rooms, a shared kitchen and a recreational room. Together, these rooms increase the sense of community for students and staff living in the hall.
Based on design charrettes that included students, staff and college administrators, the design that best fit Benedictine students was a traditional, double-occupancy room layout with community bathrooms. The design was tailored to Benedictine’s mission to create a feeling of family and to address the role of the pedestrian in campus life.