In response to housing needs, the architect developed a phased residential master plan for 1,450 new beds on 15 acres in the southeast quadrant of the University of New Hampshire’s campus. The university’s campus character is a blend of three distinct images: a quintessential New England college campus, a village and a native landscape.
In order to facilitate CAPACITY728COST PER SQ FT$168.77FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress development, and to keep the scale of the buildings consistent with the existing context, the final plan proposes a series of six buildings clustered around various-sized courtyards, promenades and outdoor activity areas.
In phase I, two of the new residence halls abut an existing family-housing cluster; thus, clear definition of outdoor space and circulation was essential. In phase II, a mix of four- and six-bed suites, and traditional double rooms form the core of the third residence hall.
Ultimately, with the completion of all phases, the residential community will include a small amphitheater, walking/biking paths, a waterfront park and a full-size basketball court.
Environmental sustainability has been a key consideration in the development of the site.