Pathfinder provided full-service design for a new single-story, 68-bed dormitory totaling 14,600 sq. ft. Entry to the lobby leads to a common area for residents, gatherings and family visits. Secured entries from the lobby lead to resident rooms and auxiliary support spaces (lounges, study room and laundry room). The I-shaped floor plan allows eight bedrooms with four residents each per wing and two double-occupancy ADA bedrooms in the central core. Each bedroom includes private bathroom facilities. Circulation flows around the Resident Advisor office which has visual access to public and common areas, entries/exits and residential corridors. Interior elements of the building are durable yet aesthetically pleasing. Cost, maintenance and durability have been considered in material selection.
The building is designed to achieve 30% energy savings relative to an ASHRAE 90.1-2013 baseline design. Energy modeling is provided for each design phase to evaluate alternatives.
After the new dormitory is completed an existing dormitory will be demolished and the site converted to green space.