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Building Highlights

    Opening Fall of 2015

  • Green roof with path connecting The Green to Academy Street
  • 100,000 square feet residence hall with 300+ beds
  • Attached dining hall 2x the size of Pencader Dining Hall
  • Food is made fresh in front of students
  • Dining hall will serve about 6000 meals a day

Dining Hall

  • Fresh Food Concept: Starting with the freshest ingredients possible, kitchens are turned inside out to create an environment where chefs craft every dish to-order, in front of students
  • Modeled after an open marketplace, this approach creatively delivers a fresh experience every time
  • Food stations include a vegan station, a kosher station, a gluten-free station, and more
  • 1,180 seats (roughly 2X the size of Pencader)

Residence Hall

  • Home to about 300 freshman students
  • Complex broken up into 3 pods with 9 communities - 3 communities per pod, 3 floors in a pod
  • Communities range in size from 21-41 students
  • Each community is laid out in a “racetrack” plan (think Dickinson)
  • Every community has two group bathrooms, and a floor lounge
  • A commons building connects the pods and provides a big lounge, study lounges, RA offices, laundry, and kitchen

Environmental Sustainability

The Academy Street Dining and Residence Halls were designed with the environment in mind. The project uses sustainable design principles in keeping with the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program. Following these practices will not only have tangible benefits to students and the University, but will save every and cost over the life of the building.

Learn more about what makes these buildings environmentally sustainable. (PDF)

Project Team

Ewing Cole
Facilities Planning & Construction
Residence Life & Housing
Dining Services
Maintenance & Operations
Public Safety
Environmental Health & Safety
Network & Systems Services
Custodial Services
And many more

Photos, drawings, and renderings are courtesy of Whiting-Turner, DIGSAU, and Ewing Cole