Wassaja Residence Hall

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
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Passion + Perspective

  • Wassaja Residence Hall

    Reclaimed logs from the 1800's being pulled from the bottom of Moosehead Lake in Maine. The lobby of Wassaja Hall features veneer panels created from this wood.

  • Wassaja Residence Hall

    When the building was dedicated, the University invited members of the Yavapai tribe, including descendants from the building's namesake.

  • Wassaja Residence Hall

    The building's courtyard features sculptures by artist Lynn Basa. Titled "The Long Way Home", the work features stones from Wassaja's birthplace and replicated Yavapai baskets.

Hands down, this is the best residence hall at any campus in this country - designed with students and for students.

- Barbara Wilson, Ph.D
Interim Chancellor

Team Members

  • Nick Naeger,

    Associate Principal, Architect

  • FGM Architects,

    Partner Architect

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