SSOE, in association with VMDO Architects, provided architectural design support and full engineering design services for the comprehensive renovation of Glenn & Towers Residence Halls.
Project scope included updating the buildings’ mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and HVAC systems as well as providing design services for the renovation of student areas that included all restrooms, lounges, kitchens, laundry facilities, and residential units.
Creating New Spaces
The renovation also included the addition of program space between the existing buildings, which now include exercise, meeting, study, and lobby spaces. Elevators were added to each of the existing buildings to provide accessible vertical circulation.
Additional Design Features
New dormers were proposed on the quad side of the building to add nine new student residence rooms in each building with the rest of the attic containing a lounge, community toilets, laundry, and mechanical space.
The new Glenn & Towers Residence Halls are LEED Gold certified.