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.
The four-story Residential Facility features a North and South Hall with a central two-story amenity space, and includes 193,424 square feet and 740 beds for first-year students. The amenity space, which connects the two residential wings, contains 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 combines 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” were added around the facility, as well as extensive pedestrian walkways.
The New Residential Facility provides the necessary space to house NSU’s incoming students as they continue to increase enrollment.