Architecture & Interior Design

Pennsylvania State University East Halls: Mid Rise Halls

DLA+, with Clayco and Mackey Mitchell Architects (MMA), was selected as part of an exciting design-build team to dramatically transform East Halls, a large residence hall campus at The Pennsylvania State University.

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Clayco Corp
Pennsylvania State University
Teaming Partners
Design Architect - Mackey Mitchell Architects
MEP Engineer - Barton Associates
Structural Engineer - Hope Furrer Associates
Landscape Architect - Forum Studio
Civil Engineer - Sweetland Engineering
Interior Design
Construction Administration
Completion Date
Fall 2018 & Spring 2018
Project Size
819 renovated beds
201,000 SF
Project Cost
$18 Million per residence halls

Project Challenges and Outcomes

Phase 1 of the East Halls project includes the Mid-rise Halls of Stuart, McKean, and Pennypacker Halls. These three existing residence halls will be renovated and receive additions as a part of the East Halls Phase 1 Project. The buildings are eight stories and approximately 67,000 SF. Each hall has 273 beds made up of double occupancy rooms with some Resident Assistant single rooms. In the three halls each floor will have both single user bathrooms that have a shower and toilet to allow for privacy and additional toilet only restrooms. The renovations to Stuart Hall have started as part of Phase 1A with an estimated construction cost of $18 million and be completed in Spring 2018. The renovations to McKean and Pennypacker Halls will be part of Phase 1B, have an $18 million estimated construction cost and should be completed in Fall of 2018.

Learn more about the entire East Halls Project.