Committed to continual improvement of on-campus student living options, Duquesne University replaced an outdated building with this twelve-story, 131,000 square foot residence hall. Unit configurations can be changed between semi-suite and full suite arrangements based on demand.
Student engagement is encouraged with large multipurpose lounges and laundry/ study rooms on each floor with broad vistas of campus. A twelfth floor meeting complex provides commanding views of the intramural field and city beyond.
Materials from the demolition of the existing building were sustainably incorporated into the final building and on-site sports field reconstruction. Rooftop solar panels, low infiltration highly insulated exterior walls, high efficiency lighting, and extensive bike storage are important sustainable features of the project.