Cheyney University
Cheyney New Student Housing
Project Type
Square Footage
Construction Cost
$45 Million

The historic campus green is surrounded

by an array of buildings that include academic offices, classrooms, meeting facilities, residence halls, and landscape spaces. The expanse of the lawn is the university’s main congregating area. Influenced by the landscape, our design formed a new quadrangle that doubles as an "outdoor room" south of the historic campus green. The new student residence hall is the first phase of its development.

The four-story residence hall consists of 175 apartment suites for 377 students with common social and study spaces on each floor between wings. Windows provide generous natural light and ventilation, and afford dramatic views of the campus and countryside.

The steel, concrete, masonry, and glass building blends into the campus architectural context and integrates the landscape and circulation patterns via a new walkway. The visual interest of the facade's modulated surfaces is further enhanced by metal-sheathed gabled roofs. 

cheyney pix int main lge north view maiche10
cheyney pix ext patio south maiche04
cheyney pix int main lge blue wall maiche07

Photo/Image credits:  Halkin | Mason Photography