Western Michigan University Goldsworth Valley Residence Hall
Design Awards / Western Michigan University Goldsworth Valley Residence Hall
Osgood Award for Unbuilt Project: 2017
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
- We approach the renovation of dwelling units by creating density in sleeping areas and providing the maximum area for study, play, and discussion areas.
- We enlarge the impact of natural light by providing a large window box. A place to perch, read, study, and reflect.
- Included is a public realm group area marking the end of each floor.
- We connect our design to the memorable interactions with the site and campus.
- Direct bridges through the tree canopy link students with a natural walk to dining and social settings.
- The objective is to create a living, social, and learning magnet for recruiting.
- We establish a mixture of program experiences from reflection, quiet study, and well-being programs.
- We will establish a center learning theater. This experience provides opportunity for performance, exhibition, and a platform to see and be seen.
- Although the valley location is remote from the main campus, the natural beauty is an asset which is memorable and serene.
- We embrace the natural setting and invited it into our design. Furthermore, nature provides a foundation to our sustainability approach.
- A breathing building canopy and natural artistry is integrated into our work.