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claremont mckenna college residence hall, claremont, calif.

campus housing / merit

claremont mckenna college residence hall, claremont, calif.

campus housing / merit

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    Paul Turang

    The three wings of this campus housing project form semi-private courtyards with visual access to the existing green. A modern interpretation of similar buildings on campus, the project uses operable storefront windows to bring in natural light and fresh

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    Paul Turang

    The building's exterior design is similar in color, materials, and massing, but the fenestration creates a more modern feel.

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    Assassi@2008

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    Assassi@2008

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    CO Architects

    The project’s site plan. Each living unit provides enough space to accommodate 10 to 12 students.

co architects, los angeles

design principal: L. Paul Zajfen, FAIA, RIBA, CO Architects;
project architect: Susan Conn, CO Architects;
general contractor: John Brennan, Bernards, San Fernando, Calif.;
landscape architect: Martin Poirier, FASLA, Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects, San Diego;
interior designer: Crystal Martinez, CO Architects;
structural engineer: Chuck Whitaker, C.E., John A. Martin & Associates, Los Angeles;
mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineer: John Gautrey, P.E., IBE Consulting Engineers, Sherman Oaks, Calif.;
project size: 150 square feet to 235 square feet per unit;
site size: 1.4 acres;
construction cost: $300 per square foot;
units in project: 72;
photography: Paul Turang, except where noted.

product specs
bathroom fittings: Kohler Co.; bathroom plumbing fixtures: Sloan FLUSHMATE; bathroom and kitchen cabinets: Arrowwoods Works, Koskisen Oy; ceiling tile: USG Corp.; countertops: DuPont (Corian); doors: VT Industries; exterior siding: NanaWall Systems; flooring (carpet): Interface FLOR; flooring (ceramic tile/stone/concrete): Dal-Tile Corp.; garbage disposer: Emerson Electric Co.; hardware: Omnia Industries, Triangle Brass Manufacturing Co. (Trimco); hvac equipment: ClimateMaster; insulation, roofing: Johns Manville; kitchen fittings: Elkay USA; kitchen fixtures: Symmons Industries; lighting fixtures: Artemide U.S.A., Louis Poulsen Lighting; paints/stains/wall finishes: Carnegie (Xorel), Frazee Paint; windows: Arcadia