The new West Campus Housing project at Immaculata University features modern apartment-style living located on campus. Phase 1 was completed in August 2014, with the first 2 buildings of the 10 total planned.
Each building includes six apartment units, and an open central staircase. The suites are comprised of five bedroom units that include an open plan living, dining, and kitchen area. The open plan allows the entire space to be flooded with natural light and encourages social interaction amongst the student residents. Each unit also includes (2) separate toilet room and shower rooms, a common vanity space, and laundry room; allowing multiple people to use the facilities simultaneously. The buildings feature a geothermal HVAC system.
The exterior of the building speaks to the surrounding campus while also incorporating elements of familiar residential design. The main entry is framed in Pennsylvania Limestone, reminiscent of the historic buildings on campus, and the overall composition of gable roof forms offer a suburban feel to the three story building. In order to eliminate the need for elevators and streamline student “move-in” day, a bridge connector has been incorporated from the terraced terrain and into the second level entry lobby. This feature also allows expanded ADA accessibility and easy access to the campus-wide system of sidewalks.