2009 // 2010
Living Leaning Community
The eight acre site was a former junk yard, contaminated and listed as an environmental hazard by the EPA. With the help of our environmental consultant, we developed plans that remediated the site and developed a new five building 420 bed living-learning community adjacent to Tiffin University’s proposed new athletic center.
The project was planned in several phases with Phase I including the development of the entire site and the first two buildings. Each building also features a room located on the first floor that can be used for classes, social events, and other programs and activities. Phase I was completed in only five months with buildings 1 and 2 opened in August of 2009. Phase II of the project was completed in September of 2010.
Primary entrance to one of the four student residence buildings.
Each of the four buildings are aligned to create a central courtyard in the middle, allowing for community outdoor space for informal gatherings, events, and activities.
The front facade of each building is designed with what we call balanced-symmetry, which is a symmetrical building plan offset by assymetical entrance pieces.