Mackey Mitchell Architects, with Wisconsin-based firm Engberg Anderson as Architect of Record, designed a 141,000SF residence hall with 323 beds for the Stevens Point campus. The $35.5 million project responds to the campus’s modernist architecture with a contemporary facade of blond brick, metal siding, and prairie stone. A central tower that houses the residence hall’s floor lounges is clad in glass, serving as a campus beacon.
Arranged in four-bedroom apartments, the flexible and adaptable residence hall is designed to encourage student interaction. The first floor's living/learning community is enhanced by an articulated hallway designed to create casual study lounges and informal gathering spaces that are bathed with sunlight from the large expanses of south-facing glass. Kitchens and laundry facilities are located adjacent to the lounges. The first floor’s living/learning community is enhanced by an articulated hallway with casual study lounges and gathering spaces.
Sustainability designed, the LEED Gold building features design principles that emphasize energy efficiency, long-term durability and easy maintenance, while providing a safe, inclusive environment.
Your willingness to listen and incorporate ideas from everyone in a reasonable way was outstanding.
- Joe Totman
(Former) Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Wisconsin