Sts. Louis and Elizabeth Halls welcomed resident students in the fall 2007 semester. The 47,000-square-foot, 180-bed, three-story brick structure features separate wings for men and women. Each wing provides students with private study rooms, laundry facilities, lounge space and a common room where designated “households” can gather for discussion, Bible study, prayer CAPACITY180COST PER SQ FT$191.48FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio family-style entertainment.
Male students reside in St. Louis Hall, and St. Elizabeth Hall houses women. Between the two halls, a main entry connector wing provides common, mixed-gender spaces, such as a large living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining room and group-study spaces. Also situated in the connector wing are a 50-seat chapel, and an open stair that connects the three levels and promotes interaction among students who live on different floors.
The design complements the style of surrounding buildings on campus and provides a new outdoor community space featuring a fountain, grill area and stage.