Architecture & Interior Design

Pennsylvania State University East Halls: Curtin, Bigler & Packer Halls

DLA+, Clayco, and Mackey Mitchell Architects were selected as part of a design-build team to transform The Pennsylvania State University’s East Halls. Phase 2B includes renovations and additions to the existing Curtin, Bigler and Packer residence halls. The work totals roughly 202,992 GSF.

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 - BatesForum
Civil Engineer - Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.
Interior Design
Construction Administration
Completion Date
Estimated July 2023
Project Size
783 renovated beds
202,992 SF

Project Challenges and Outcomes

The goal of the renovation is to transform the existing 1960s buildings into vibrant, modern residence life halls for incoming Penn State freshman. Additionally, the goal was for the newly renovated buildings to respect the design intent of the original buildings while providing a new, cohesive look throughout the East Halls complex.

Phase 2B of the East Halls project consists of renovations to Curtin, Bigler and Packer residence halls. Construction began in January 2022 and is currently on-going.

See the Views from the Phase 2B Live Construction Cameras:
From the Roof of Geary Hall looking North. |  From the Roof of Martin Hall looking West.