Binghamton University faced challenges in updating two of its oldest residential neighborhoods, Newing College and Dickinson. After working with the university to conduct extensive studies, the complete team agreed that replacing the facilities was essential to meeting anticipated enrollment increases and housing demands.
The next task? Recreate the student community that represented a 60 year legacy. Our team’s design for the new residential development includes more than 3,000 beds in both traditional and suite style designs. With the new buildings being larger and the communities each growing by more than 50 percent, we focused on creating social interaction spaces within the hallways, lounges, and public spaces of the buildings. The exteriors were also laid out to create hubs where students can meet and interact. Buildings are sited to share common open space where students play pick-up games, study outside, or simply relax, further enhancing the community feel for this residential campus section.
This project is one of seven that incorporates energy efficiency measures that are projected to save the university $355,000 in costs per year, and eliminate 2,190 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.