UConn South Campus
Location: Storrs, CT
Client: University of Connecticut
Description:Design-Builder and Constructor for the new South Campus residence hall and dining facility. The 200,000 sf, 7-story residence hall provides 657 beds, a 500-seat dining hall, game rooms, seminar and meeting rooms, and multi-purpose spaces. The majority of suites will house four students, two in each bedroom, with a shared bathroom. There are other suite types in the building including single suites, and a limited number of suites that have a small shared common room as well as the shared bathroom. The first floor of the hall will include a bike room, a mailroom, a game room, several small and medium-size rooms, offices, a “living room”, a laundry room, gender-inclusive restrooms, and staff offices. Each of the five residential floors will include study/meeting spaces. In addition, the building will include two residential life staff apartments. The building is designed to meet the University goals related to sustainability, including LEED Gold. Outdoor lawn space has been designed for student use for recreation and relaxation.
The project is part of the University’s multi-year master plan for campus development to help catalyze research, academic excellence, and economic growth.