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.
- 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
As the first building completed in the East Halls Project, Earle Hall is a six story new residence hall constructed in Phase 1A. The 336 beds consist of mainly double occupancy rooms with some Resident Assistant single rooms and one RD apartment. Each floor has both single user bathrooms with a shower and toilet to allow for privacy and additional toilet only restrooms. The main floor contains a common space with kitchen, meeting room, resident life office, laundry room, music room, 2 foot washing stations, quiet room, and a housing office.
The newly constructed hall became the 15th building in the East Halls quadrant of campus. Its design blended exterior styling and finishes of the old buildings while adding a new lantern feature that would be added to the original buildings as they are renovated.
In September of 2018, Earle Hall received LEED Silver certification.