Jefferson Community College, East Hall

Watertown, New York


Mach Architecture, p.c.


Jefferson Community College


94,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Responding to the changing landscape in higher education, Jefferson Community College (JCC) elected to build its first residence hall. This significant change enabled JCC to evolve from a commuter school to one serving students 24/7. Working closely with the administration, Mach worked toward a design that capitalized on the site and optimized the layout for safety, efficiency and future growth.
The four-story residence hall is designed as two wings in suite style to promote interaction and encourage community. In addition to living rooms within each suite, the building features a common area connecting the two wings. This central connector includes a large open lounge and a tech nook with six work stations that have printing capabilities and a hospitality-inspired reception area.
The “eco spot” is a smaller lounge in the connector, featuring sustainable material such as rapid renewal bamboo floor and recycled glass counters. Light tubes from the roof deck bring natural light to the space. An LED fireplace lends ambience to the relaxed space. The wings are organized around park-like recreational space with informal meeting areas.
This project is a design-build contract with Purcell Construction Company.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Purcell Construction Corporation



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2015 Architectural Portfolio

Interior category

Residence Halls/Lounges

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Shaw
Flooring by Mohawk Commercial Carpet
Brick/Masonry by Glen-Gery
Brick/Masonry by Boulder Creek Stone Products
Ceilings by USG
Cabinets by Serway Cabinet Trends
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Stanley
Door Hardware by Best Access Systems
Doors by Algoma Hardwoods
Elevators by Schindler Elevator
Insulation by Dow
Movable Partitions/Walls by Hufcor
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Roofing by GenFlex Roofing Systems
Plumbing by Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
Plumbing by Watts
Skylights by Solatube
Windows by EFCO
Lighting & Accessories by Prima Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Tyco
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Larsen's
Security Systems by CBORD
Locks by Stanley
Lounge Furniture by Sterling
Lounge Furniture by Wilsonart
Lounge Furniture by University Loft
Office Furniture by HON
Residence Hall Furniture by University Loft
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Hand-Drying Equipment by Excel Dryer
Washroom Accessories by A&J Washroom Accessories
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Washroom Fixtures by Clarion Bathware
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Scranton Products
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Control Devices by Trane
Card Systems by CBORD
Draperies/Blinds by Graber
Lounge Furniture by Kessler Studios, Inc.
Kitchen Equipment by Whirlpool
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by AARCO Products
Signage by Intelligent Signage
Ceilings by Juxtaform
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