University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
The new men's residence hall integrates social, study, and spiritual spaces in a residential life building that respects the traditional character of its distinctive campus.
This new residence hall closely follows the principles established in Goody Clancy's update to the university's Undergraduate Residence Hall Master Plan. The design seeks to create a vibrant academic, social, and spiritual community–bringing 250 student beds, lounges, a faculty-in-residence apartment, and a chapel under one roof. The chapel, which can accommodate almost the full population of the hall, is designed to feel intimate, whether filled to capacity or hosting smaller gatherings.
The hall is also debuting a new concept in on-campus housing for seniors. The “Challey” (chapel + alley) is a special five-bedroom cul-de-sac on the second floor, located directly above the Chapel. Designed to help increase senior retention, the Challey provides a desirable opportunity for upperclassmen to live in a larger social group.
The building's exterior builds upon the rich historic Collegiate Gothic character of Notre Dame and borrows details from Dunne and Flaherty Halls, also designed by Goody Clancy. These details integrate subtly modern updates to the school's established architectural standards.