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    2018 AIA Tampa Bay Design Awards

The Residence Hall plays a pivotal role in the social development of a student; a place where students connect, grow, and learn as part of the transition from academia to life as well-rounded professionals.

The Lynn University Mary and Harold Perper Residence Hall shakes the trend of over amenitized student housing, instead focusing on community, providing a variety of spaces that align with the different academic and social needs of students allowing them to grow through housing.  The planning and design encourages meeting your neighbor and building a sense of community organically.

By turning the traditional model of the double loaded corridor inside/out, spaces where students often gather adjacent to their rooms are connected within a lush courtyard. A variety of indoor and outdoor gathering spaces flow in from the campus, supporting the “see and be seen” culture, while also providing a defined and exclusive upperclassmen community that fosters a sense of global community the students can call “home.”
Strategic amenities that provide ‘meeting opportunities’ include the common lounge with a kitchen, quiet study room, laundry room, fire pit, BBQ’s, Adirondack chair clusters and two separate terraces.

Furthering the goal of community driven housing, the construction of the project utilized an efficient and cost-effective tilt-up concrete shell. Within that system, articulation, texture, and tone break down the scale and identify each apartment, allowing students to identify their home within the whole.​​​​​​​