Urban Undergraduate Dormitory
In contrast to most undergraduate dormitories where both sleeping and living quarters are shared, this design emphasizes the importance of privacy to a student’s wellbeing and educational success, while also offering opportunities for interaction through shared communal facilities. The building’s 110 bedrooms are organized into two-floor neighborhoods. Each individual bedroom is just large enough for sleeping and quiet studying, encouraging students to explore the rest of their two-level neighborhood for access to a kitchen, lounge, or balcony. The facade of the building is an undulating rain screen that blurs the boundaries between public and private spaces, creating an image of integration and oneness, in opposition to the visibly cellular nature of most dormitory typologies.