NORTH HALL

FSU allDesign and construction of a new 400 bed dormitory on the campus of Framingham State University.  The program called for an approximately 130,000 GSF building on multiple floors with an overall average building height of less than 70 feet. The building has modules of 60 feet wide buildings (double loaded corridors) fenestrated with punched windows. Structural system uses hollow core plank and the girder slab system.

Occupying a highly visible site along the northern edge of campus, North Hall connects a string of residence halls and establishes a new campus gateway. The building’s careful placement on the site forms the first campus green space completely in the realm of the residence life community.

Within the building the mix of various suite types encourages mentoring and community across class years and between peer groups. Each floor is comprised of two neighborhoods connected by offset two story lounges. Additional social spaces are provided within the neighborhoods for individual or small group study.

This building, anticipated to be LEED Gold, utilizes stormwater reclamation for all on-site irrigation, a closed loop horizontal geothermal heat pump system and energy recovery roof-top ventilators.

Project Location:  Framingham, Massachusetts

Architect:   Pfeufer Richardson Architects

Construction Manager:  Consigli Construction Co., Inc.



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