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Eastern University, Gough Residence Hall, St David’s, PA

Living with other students is an exciting and challenging experience – understanding and accepting people from diverse backgrounds can be enriching, enlightening and growth producing.

The challenge of this project was to design a contextual building that could be constructed in phases, ultimately reaching a capacity of 180 beds, including suites and traditional style bedrooms.  Built with brick and stone facing that mimics the surrounding buildings, the overall size of the building is approximately 56,000 SF.

The building includes a large complement of convivial lounge and meeting spaces for use by the entire campus community.

Located prominently on a hillside, the new residence hall helps to define a new residential quadrangle.  By forming a gateway to this new quadrangle, the building mediates between the existing architectural vocabulary of the campus’s academic residential buildings.  Views from the new building include the athletic fields.

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*This project was completed by L.R. Kimball employees prior to joining L.R. Kimball