Commonwealth Architects, S.B. Ballard Construction Company, and Niles Bolton Associates have teamed to design and construct the new 740 bed Residential Facility at Norfolk State University. S.B. Ballard Construction Company will be the Design-Build Contractor, and the Design Team will consist of Commonwealth Architects and Niles Bolton Associates.
The four-story Residential Facility will feature a North and South Hall with a central two-story amenity space, and will include 193,424 square feet and 740 beds for first-year students. The amenity space, which connects the two residential wings, will house offices, conference room, resource production space, fitness room, movement/yoga studio, multipurpose room, group study space, community kitchen, theater, and an open gaming space.
After reviewing the Norfolk State University Master Plan, Commonwealth Architects, S.B. Ballard Construction Company, and Niles Bolton Associates designed a facility that complements NSU’s campus and architectural aesthetic. The exterior façade will combine the university’s standard red brick with fiber cement panels along with glass curtainwall and precast concrete accents for visual interest. Several areas of “green space” will be added around the facility, as well as extensive pedestrian walkways.
The New Residential Facility will provide the necessary space to house NSU’s incoming students as they continue to increase enrollment. Construction is expected to be complete by December 2019.