Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Located at the prominent intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street, the physical presence of the new residence hall marks an important east entrance to the campus, welcoming visitors with a memorable form. The primary goals of this project is to create a comfortable home for undergraduate students, to elevate the public experience of the campus and the City of Pittsburgh, and to create new amenities accessible to the entire campus.
Student residences are configured into “pods” of four and eight and set back from the street for privacy, creating a quiet, comfortable environment for relaxation, wellness, and sleep. Each pod shares amenities for the student residents in the form of lounges, study rooms, and laundry facilities. The position of the building on the university’s campus places it on a well-traveled pedestrian circulation route to neighborhoods east of the site; as such, the program will also include amenities that will be accessible to the broader community.