South Academy Residence Hall
University of Delaware
This new 532-bed residence hall at the University of Delaware integrates seamlessly with the Georgian character of the campus mall and the adjacent residence halls designed by Day and Klauder in the 1920’s. A total of fourteen “communities” promote social interaction for the first-year students; double and triple rooms have a traditional layout and were designed in clusters. Small lounges in each community offer space for studying and relaxing. A larger building lounge and gallery on the first floor includes space for more formal gathering, including a large outdoor courtyard. Additional spaces include a shared demonstration kitchen and IDEA lab that can be used for group project work and media viewing. ABHA Architects worked in collaboration with Architect-of-Record, Robert A.M. Stern Architects throughout the design phases, and led the project through documentation, bidding, and construction.
All photos © Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects