This residence hall is a seven-story,
400-bed suite-style residence for upperclassmen. Suites are arranged to
hold three single rooms, a double room, a central living room, and
lavatory. Each floor also contains a central lounge with kitchen.
use of precast concrete panels in the construction of the hall became
an essential part of the overall facility's success. Precast concrete
insulated sandwich wall panels, embedded with thin brick were used for
the exterior. The edge to edge insulation and thermal mass generated an R
rating of -14.25. The smooth troweled finish on the interior side of
the panels was left exposed providing a durable interior finish, and
also reducing potential for mold and the amount of drywall needed. The
panels were self- loading with lateral tiebacks for wind loads.