Pennsylvania College of Technology wanted to develop an exceptional living and learning community environment for the 21st-century student that blended with the other five buildings in the student living quad.
The design of this new "suite-configured" residence hall responds to students’ requirement COST PER SQ FT$210.00FEATURED IN2012 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges more privacy while promoting a safe, supportive and welcoming environment. Each suite has primarily single rooms, housing eight to 12 students. The suites were designed utilizing a pinwheel concept that centered on a common bathroom. A centralized resident assistant provides oversight for one to two suites, which reinforces the small community.
The structure includes 10 large, glass-enclosed leisure commons, capable of seating 40 to 50 students. All are outfitted with a kitchenette and dedicated study rooms, equipped with a full complement of technology.
Other student amenities on the first floor include:
•Spacious 460-seat dining room.
•Two private dining rooms.
•Forty-station satellite exercise center.
•Large public lounges.
•Student grocery store.