Architecture & Interior Design

Pennsylvania State University East Halls: Earle Hall

DLA+, with Clayco and Mackey Mitchell Architects (MMA), was selected as part of an exciting design-build team to dramatically transform East Halls, a large residence hall campus at The Pennsylvania State University.

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Clayco Corp
Pennsylvania State University
Teaming Partners
Design Architect - Mackey Mitchell Architects
MEP Engineer - Barton Associates
Structural Engineer - Hope Furrer Associates
Landscape Architect - Forum Studio
Civil Engineer - Sweetland Engineering
Interior Design
Construction Administration
Completion Date
August 2017
Project Size
336 new beds
96,000 SF
Project Cost
$29.2 Million

Project Challenges and Outcomes

The first hall in the East Halls Phase 1 Project, Earle Hall, is six stories and approximately 96,000 SF. The newly constructed six story building will cost to $29.2 million construct and be the 15th building in the East Halls quadrant of campus. The new 336 bed residence hall is mainly double occupancy rooms with some Resident Assistant single rooms. Each floor will have both single user bathrooms that have a shower and toilet to allow for privacy and additional toilet only restrooms. This residence hall is a part of Phase 1A of the East Halls Construction and Renovation project and opened to students in August 2017. In September of 2018, Earle Hall received LEED Silver certification.