Residential Design

VOL3 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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SPECIALIZED HOUSING Skyline Residence Hall ARCHITECT: WILLIAM RAWN ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS, INC. LOCATION: WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS PROJECT SIZE: 54,000 SQUARE FEET This 164-bed, 54,000-square-foot residence hall serves a broad campus planning goal for Brandeis University of linking outlying buildings with the heart of campus. A key challenge of sophomore retention on cam- pus provided an opportunity to create an attractive housing type that encourages interaction and community within a broader campus com- munity, while rethinking a traditional double- and single-bedroom layout. Informal gathering spaces with access to student kitchens meet the needs of many student groups across campus. Through the use of a fully geothermal heating, cooling, and domes- tic hot water system, coupled with a rooftop photovoltaic system and a high-performance façade, the building is a highly sustainable living option on campus. —William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. ADDITIONAL CREDITS GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Bond Brothers; LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Reed Hilderbrand; CIVIL ENGINEER: Nitsch Engineering; MEP ENGINEER: Rist-Frost Shumway Engineering, P.C.; STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: LeMessurier; PHOTOGRAPHER: Bruce T. Martin Photography 36 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2019 AWARDS

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