Loyola Marymount University—Leavey Campus, Rains Hall

Los Angeles, California

The 300-bed residence hall is the second-phase building of a 1,250-bed, 20-acre master-planned residential campus.

The residence hall, in conjunction with the adjacent residence hall, creates a pedestrian landscaped courtyard providing access to the buildings, and acts as a link to the future expanding residential campus and the existing academic campus.

The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY300COST PER SQ FT$105.85FEATURED IN1999 Architectural Portfolio design is rooted in the architectural traditions of southern California, with ties to the original campus structures. A residential building scale has been created by layering building elements such as pergolas and bay windows. A common theme of the residence halls is the distinctive elevator tower designed to announce the building entrance.

The building is divided into two wings of three- and four-stories; each floor of each wing houses 40 students with a common social lounge and a study area. Several suite configurations maximize flexibility.

Photographer: ©Michael Arden and ©Allison Massett