As a new campus gateway and destination, Adohi Hall creates a new Residential College with emphasis on a creative Live-Learn environment within a relaxed, informal, tree-lined landscape that re-conceptualizes University Housing.
Located at the southern edge of the campus, it creates a vibrant live/learn community with retail dining, classrooms, maker-spaces, performance spaces, communal spaces at various scales, administrative offices, and faculty housing, along with a mix of semi-suites and pods totaling 700 beds, intended primarily for sophomore students.
A series of interconnected buildings, arranged in a sinuous serpentine configuration set within a forested landscape, provide connected communal outdoor spaces. Important sustainability initiatives include a significant reduction of the project’s embodied carbon, by incorporating Mass Timber, efficient mechanical systems with energy recovery measures and sustainable landscape design. The project is the largest cross laminated timber building in the US.
Adohi Hall is part of a larger precinct Master Plan, also envisioned by Leers Weinzapfel, looking at this entire southeastern boundary of the campus as a potential site for future housing, parking, and network of pedestrian campus pathways to accommodate future growth of the University.
From programming to construction, an integrated design process allowed for the right decision making early-on, bringing in detailed knowledge of systems and costs to efficiently explore options that simultaneously addressed campus connectivity and residential community.
Modus Studio - Architecture
Mackey Mitchell Architects - Architecture
OLIN - Landscape Architecture
Equilibrium Consulting - Mass Timber Structural Design
Lizzy Lee - Graphic Design