Indiana University - Bloomington, Residence Hall
"Residence halls provide undergraduates with opportunities to make connections, learn responsibility and become part of a dynamic academic community."
— Karen Hanson
Executive Vice President and IU Bloomington Provost
- Mackey Mitchell was selected to design a new 155,000SF, $38 million residence hall at Indiana University. IU was selected as one of three campuses in the country to adopt principles outlined in ACUHO-I's (Association of College and University Housing Officers-International) 21st Century Project, a multi-phased initiative that "reimagines" the future of college and university housing. Mackey Mitchell's design concept adopts the four main 21st Century Project guidelines which focus on community, technology, flexibility and sustainability.
- Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the project will incorporate energy conservation, waste recycling and other sustainable features. Limestone exteriors will be designed to fit with the prevailing style of the IU Bloomington campus architecture.
- The residence hall will include prominent and easily accessible common areas, student lounges, classrooms, computer labs, music practice rooms and other features designed to help build community. Student input played a significant role in the project planning.