North Jackson

Proposed student residence for Wesleyan University, designed in 2016.

 

size: 12 units / 60 beds / 19,000 sf

unit variations: 4 person, 5 person, 6 person

amenities: cafe / performance space, terrace garden

 

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Built into an existing slope, North Jackson aims to create a natural segue from an elevated field to academic and arts buildings below.

 

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Integrated landscape and architecture provide a terraced progression, allowing for both passage and pause.

 

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A multi-use café adds informal social space within the Center for the Arts, while perpendicular structures frame a courtyard and define the northwest corner of campus.

 

Site Diagrams

 

Variety in living arrangements accommodates flux while fostering community in a new hub of activity.

Unit Configuration - Two Story Suite

Room and suite arrangements were designed collaboratively by the studio to create an efficient and scalable model that could be implemented in various configurations.

 

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