Architecture & Interior Design

Pennsylvania State University East Halls: Martin Hall

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
Phase 1 - Fall 2018
Project Size
415 new beds
119,000 SF
Project Cost
$33.5 Million

Project Challenges and Outcomes

Based on increased enrollment and the University’s need to provide housing for incoming freshman, the determination was made to add another new residence hall to the East Halls Phase 1 Project. Martin Hall is seven stories and approximately 119,000 SF. The 415 bed residence hall is mainly double occupancy rooms with some Resident Assistant single rooms. As with the other halls in the East Halls quadrant, each floor will have both single user bathrooms that have a shower and toilet to allow for privacy and additional toilet only restrooms. The newly constructed hall will cost about $33.5 million and add a 16th building to this quadrant of campus. Martin Hall is a part of the East Halls Construction and Renovation project and should be completed in the Fall 2018.

Learn more about the entire East Halls Project.