College of the Holy Cross-Figge Residence Hall








2011 Project of the Year Award, Construction Institute

The new residence hall accommodates 156 seniors in four bed apartments, each consisting of two doubles adjoined by a shared living area, dining area, kitchen, and a compartmentalized bathroom. Community spaces programmed for use by the entire College community were placed on the first floor to allow for access while ensuring security for the residential floors. There are six Residence Life staff members who live and work in the building, four resident assistants (RAs), and a student resident director (SRD). The associate director of Orientation and Residence Life also lives in the building. This four-story residence hall features a two-story lobby/ lounge area adjacent to a community room, which accommodates students and also serves as a venue to host campuswide activities or events. Immediately outside the communityroom, located on the south-facing side of the building, is a level open lawn, while the rear of the building features a more active area with an outdoor volleyball court overlooking a wooded site. Situated on a hillside, the building’s articulated metal roof and entry canopy vary in pitch and slope, a gesture to the campus’s hillside landscape. Also included in the program is one private staff apartment with dual entry, private parking, and direct access to a secluded outdoor area. The building’s siting is intended to accommodate a future residence hall within the larger site precinct defined by Mullady and Campus Ring.

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