One of the main challenges of the project was defining the circulation paths throughout the building with many entry points on many different levels. We had to make the building accessible, as well as determine a new circulation path for the students who live there. We reorganized the building and created additional public pathways. Students no longer have to walk through other residential areas just to get to their own room.
The building has been designed to meet or exceed all energy standards. With the addition of a new regional chiller plant located at South Quad, the cooling tower at West Quad was eliminated, boosting the overall energy efficiency.
As West Quad seeks to offer a home to students who are culturally and socially diverse, another sense of connection is on the horizon. With South Quad, Munger and now West Qua Lewis observes. we’ve created another student neighborhood on campus. It seems like the University has hit their mark to create meaningful, 21st century residential housing where all students can live and come together with a sense of community!