pei cobb freed & partners architects
new york

Surrounded by brick buildings in varying colors, these dormitories are the centerpiece that ties them all together. Limestone striations create light and shadow and hark back to Princeton’s old stone buildings. The façades’ random undulations, suggesting the bays that made the early dorms so special, were inspired by the need for larger suites that would keep upper-classmen on campus. “We wanted to create a quality that was distinctive and desirable, and because they’re so irregular, no two are quite alike,” says Michael W. Bischoff, LEED AP BD+C.

Our judges praised how the project resolves grade changes and its “details reminiscent of collegiate Gothic architecture.”

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product details

bathroom fittings: American Standard,, Bobrick,, Delta,; bathroom fixtures: American Standard,, Fiat,; countertops: PaperStone,; flooring (carpet): Bentley Prince Street,; hardware: Best Access Systems,, Von Duprin,; insulation: CertainTeed,, Roxul,; kitchen cabinets: Kraftmaid,; kitchen fittings: American Standard,; kitchen fixtures: American Standard,, Elkay,; lighting fixtures: Bega Lighting,, Erco,, Illuminating Experiences,, Louis Poulsen,; oven: GE,; paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore,, Donald Kaufman Color,; refrigerator: Whirlpool,; windows: Skyline Windows,