Architecture & Interior Design

Pennsylvania State University East Halls: Tower 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.

Project Team

Pennsylvania State University
Clayco Corp
Teaming Partners
Design Architect - Mackey Mitchell Architects
MEP Engineer - Barton Associates
Structural Engineer - Hope Furrer Associates
Landscape Architect - Lamar Johnson Collaborative (Formerly Forum Studio)
Civil Engineer - Sweetland Engineering
Interior Design
Construction Administration
Completion Date
Phase 1C - Fall 2019
Project Size
903 renovated beds
225,000 SF
Project Cost
$21 Million per residence hall

Project Challenges and Outcomes

The renovation of three existing residence halls of Tener, Brumbaugh, & Pinchot Halls will be a part of the East Halls Phase 1 Project. The buildings are Tower Halls, which are currently the biggest in the East Hall quadrant at ten stories and approximately 75,000 SF. The halls have mainly double occupancy rooms with some Resident Assistant single rooms and 301 beds each. These three halls will have both single user bathrooms that have a shower and toilet to allow for privacy and additional toilet only restrooms on each floor. Tener, Brumbaugh, and Pinchot Halls will be renovated as part of Phase 1C with an estimated construction cost of $21.6 million each and be completed in Fall 2019.


Learn more about the entire East Halls Project.