Swarthmore College Residence Halls

Swarthmore, PA United States

William Rawn Associates, Architects


Project Description

2012 RADA

Campus Housing / Merit

Swarthmore College's new campus housing includes two buildings with layouts that foster interaction among students in different years of study. "A great overall plan and conception," one judge said.

William Rawn Architects, Associates designed two separate volumes that wrap three sides of a courtyard and open to the main lawn. Each building has strategically placed double-height entries, wide corridors and communal spaces, and a combination of single and double unit types.

Environmental stewardship also was important. The team planted a green roof on the two structures, and specified solar shading, fritted and low-E glass, and natural ventilation.


Project Details

Swarthmore College Residence Halls
Shared by:
Project Team:
    William L. Rawn, Clifford V. Gayley, Principals In Charge; Kevin Bergeron, Architect;
  • General Contractor: W.S. Cumby & Son 
  • Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership 
  • Structural Engineer: LeMessurier Consultants 
  • Lighting Consultant: Ripman Lighting Consultants 
  • Designer: Rob Wear 
  • Mep Engineer: Cosentini Associates 
  • Project Manager: Kevin Bergeron 
  • Photography: Robert Benson 

Specified Products

Ceiling Tiles: Ecophon, www.ecophon.com, RPG Diffusor Systems (wood ceiling tiles), www.rpginc.com; Exterior Siding: Vals Quartzite; Flooring (Carpet): Lees Carpets, www.leescarpets.com; Green Roof: Green Roof Service, www.greenrooftechnology.com; Hardware: GKD, www.gkdmetalfabrics.com; Paints: MAB Paints, www.mabpaints.com; Roof: Sika Sarnafil, usa.sarnafil.sika.com; Skylight: Viracon, www.viracon.com; Windows and Curtainwall: Wausau, www.wausauwindow.com



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