Pennsylvania State University East Halls: Pennypacker Hall
DLA+ was selected by The Pennsylvania State University to renovate three existing residence halls - Stuart, McKean, and Pennypacker - as part of the East Halls Phase 1 project. Phase 1B included renovations to Pennypacker Hall with an estimated construction cost of $18 million.
- LEED Gold
- Pennsylvania State University
- Clayco Corp
- 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 2018
- Project Size
- 273 renovated beds
- 67,000 SF
- Project Cost
- $18 Million
Project Challenges and Outcomes
The goal of the renovation was to transform the existing 1960s building into a modern residence life facility for incoming Penn State freshman. Additionally, the exterior design had to blend in with the surrounding East Halls, so all the buildings look uniform.
The intent of the Phase 1B East Halls renovation was to create a modern residence hall from the existing 1960s, eight-story building for incoming Penn State freshmen. Pennypacker Hall’s 273 beds are broken down into double occupancy rooms, single rooms for Resident Assistants, and a RD apartment on the main floor. Each floor includes single user bathrooms with a shower and toilet to allow for privacy and additional toilet only restrooms. Each floor has lounge areas that can be supplemental housing space should the need arise. The main floor includes a meeting room, large common area with a kitchen, knowledge room, laundry room, and study room. Additionally, the hall is home to one Res Life staff member’s office.
Learn more about the entire East Halls Project.