Delaware Valley College, South Hall

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Delaware Valley College knew it was time to expand when requests for student campus housing increased. Unfortunately, the existing residence halls were old and required renovation. A long-term plan was adopted to build a new residence hall in two phases to accommodate 300 students and eventually remove the existing halls.

The design concept capitalized on the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$136.20FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges site to capture the panoramic, scenic views of the countryside. Amenities for South Hall consist of laundry facilities, study rooms, common gathering spaces and four-person suites with private bathrooms. Community connectivity was emphasized in the design of South Hall with a two-story student-life commons lounge, a fitness room and computer lab. Arched breezeways accented with stained-wood trim columns and vaulted corridor ceilings provide unique circulation areas.

South Hall’s facade incorporates brick with an elegant green-metal storefront and standing-seam roof that blends with the existing campus, and the surrounding farmland and pastures.