UD South Academy Residence Hall - ABHA Architects

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; rooms have a traditional layout and were designed in clusters with communal bathrooms. 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 out of New York City in design, and led the project through documentation, bidding and construction.

All photos © Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects