The quality of student housing can be a major factor in deciding whether or not to attend a university, so we consider every detail including how students move in and out, how they socialize, the issues that are important to them, and more. For example, today’s student cares greatly about the impact they have on the environment, so we don’t just use sustainable building materials, we incorporate sustainability features into the design of the building. We make it an integral part of the overall functionality of the building so that we create a building that is adaptable to change and can be useful for years to come. What could be more sustainable that that? Learn more about the projects that will make you feel at home with us.
During the 1960s, buildings for education often manifested themselves in large “megaplex” facilities. Often both brutal and inflexible, this architecture is now in need of enhancement to meet the needs of today’s college-level students. The challenge at Parkside was to honor this traditional architectural style while updating the renovated facility to include amenities demanded by today’s students.
45,000 SF New / 75,000 SF Renovation
Oak Hall and Hickory Hall are living learning centers that comprise the first phase of the WTW prepared student housing masterplan to replace all 1,800 existing beds on campus. The Halls’ strategic location along an upper ridge provides dramatic views of the campus and surrounding landscape, enhancing their connection to the University.
Based on WTW’s master plan, the new student housing replaces outdated high rise dormitories with residential learning communities. A variety of living options are provided in the six buildings.
Slippery Rock, PA
Allegheny and Brandywine Halls are the first phase of a three-phase Student Housing Renewal Initiative. Following the residential master plan prepared by WTW, phase one will replace all 3,216 beds on campus.
West Chester, PA
Committed to continual improvement of on campus student living options, Duquesne University replaced an outdated building with this twelve-story, 131,000 square foot residence hall on central campus. Unit configurations can be changed between semi-suite and full suite arrangements based on demand.
This apartment and suite-style facility provides options for single and shared bedrooms in semi-suite and full suite arrangements in a living/learning environment. Stone and brick facades, steeply pitched roofs, well proportioned windows, and two story porches relate to the campus vernacular.
In response to the long and narrow site, Centennial Hall consists of two linear wings connected by the building entrance and common areas. One wing is comprised of apartment and suite-style units for upperclassmen while the other provides semi-suite units for freshmen.
Keeping with the Housing Master Plan designed by WTW, IUP has been aggressively replacing its student housing. WTW Architects teamed with Allen & O’Hara, Inc. and Massaro Corporation to construct the 186,000-square-foot project housing 596 beds for Phase 4.
WTW Architects was selected to develop a master plan and design for a 1,241,000 square foot student housing complex on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This comprehensive project was planned as four living/learning communities, with a total of 3,548 beds, constructed in four phases.
Keeping within the Housing Master Plan designed by WTW, IUP has aggressively replaced its student housing. Phase III includes two four-story wood framed buildings, each with an architecture that is responsive to its unique context.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania replaced its outmoded 1970s-style high rise dormitories with low-rise residential learning communities. This project is LEED certified and is one of the largest “green” housing facilities in the world.