LANDER UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HOUSING

LANDER UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HOUSING

LS3P developed two distinctly different housing types at Lander University. Creekside Dormitories consists of seven two-story apartment-style buildings, housing approximately 300 students. Two buildings types were developed on the northwest side of campus to take advantage of the sloping terrain. The unit designed for an uphill approach has the entry on the lowest level with two floors of dormitory rooms above. The unit designed for a downhill approach differs in that the entry is at mid-level, with dormitory rooms both above and below.

The site is heavily wooded, and the apartment units overlook a stream that runs through a small meadow on the site. Exterior materials include cedar siding and brick. All buildings are connected at upper levels by wood decks. Circulation within the housing area is limited to pedestrian or bicycle traffic. Student parking is consolidated in a parking area removed from the housing units.

Chipley Hall was a landmark residence hall that existed in the heart of campus. Our charge was to update the dormitory spaces and to develop common use interior spaces. The exterior of the building was totally renovated, including new windows, roof, and masonry restoration. New heating and cooling systems were integrated, and modifications were designed to provide accessibility for disabled students.