Pennsylvania State University East Halls: McKean Hall
DLA+ was selected by The Pennsylvania State University to renovate three existing residence halls - Stuart, McKean, and Pennypacker - as part of the East Halls Phase 1 project. Phase 1B included renovations to McKean Hall with an estimated construction cost of $18 million.
- LEED Gold
- Pennsylvania State University
- Clayco Corp
- 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
- August 2018
- Project Size
- 273 renovated beds
- 67,000 SF
- Project Cost
- $18 Million
Project Challenges and Outcomes
The goal of the renovation was to transform the existing 1960s building into a modern residence life facility for incoming Penn State freshman. Additionally, the exterior design had to blend in with the surrounding East Halls, so all the buildings look uniform.
This existing eight-story residence hall was renovated as part of Phase 1B of the East Halls Project. McKean Hall’s main floor includes a meeting room, large common area with a kitchen, knowledge room, laundry room, quiet room, and study room. It is home to one Res Life staff member’s office. The Hall has double occupancy rooms, some Resident Assistant single rooms, and a RD apartment on the main floor for a total of 273 beds. Each floor has lounge areas that can be used as supplemental housing spaces should the need arise. Additionally, students will have access to both single user bathrooms with a shower and toilet to allow for privacy and additional toilet only restrooms on each floor.
Learn more about the entire East Halls Project.