Location: Loyola University Maryland
Area: 98,000 GSF, 364 Beds
Client: Loyola University Maryland
LEED: Designed to LEED Silver Standard
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Designed as a centerpiece for a new south-facing Freshman Quad, this innovative 364-bed hall was based on a modified double occupancy layout which shared a bathroom between two suites. Each floor of the five-story building has two wings, each of which house approximately 30 students. The wings are joined by light filled central lounges and stairs to encourage social interaction and informal gatherings. The design included many study lounges, multipurpose classrooms, offices, a conference room, two staff apartments, laundry and vending areas. The site design included an amphitheater for outdoor classes, events or Masses, and an ample central lawn, which encourages students from this and the two neighboring residential halls to enjoy the spacious new outdoor area.
Built to LEED Silver standards, this brick veneer building is constructed of primarily local materials and features large energy efficient windows with sunscreens and light shelves to maximize daylight and views. It is topped off by a 20,000 SF green roof system. The building’s mechanical systems include a highly efficient geothermal heating and cooling system, low flow plumbing fixtures and energy efficient lighting. The site design included porous paving on walkways and a generous tree lined green space for the campus.
Kelly Vresilovic completed this project while a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.