The new residence halls are tucked into the hillside and offer iconic views of the Holyoke Range. Grouped around a central courtyard and linked by bridges, the entire complex will seamlessly connect the residences to campus. (Photos by Maria Stenzel)
Convenient outdoor seating provides an alternative study space.
An abundance of natural lighting permeates the new residence halls.
With high-efficiency LED lighting throughout, the position and depth of dorm rooms will let students use sunlight most of the day.
The new residence halls will be surrounded by Greenway landscaping. New walkways will connect the dorms to campus, and outdoor spaces provide opportunities for recreation.
By offering students the physical spaces -- both inside and outside -- to host events and gather informally, the College believes it can take far better advantage of the enormous opportunities presented by residential life.
Communal gathering spots for socializing or study abound.
The Greenway Residence Halls bring social and academic space together in fresh new ways.
Making good use of the spacious kitchen areas.
Outdoor tables provide further options for students.
The Greenway Residential Halls consist of four new dorms, with 110,000 square feet of space, which will house 296 students.
When the sun goes down, the outdoor volleyball court comes to life.
Walkways between dorms provide a beautiful and convenient way to navigate campus.
The view, at certain times, can be breathtaking.
The College sought student input while planning the residence halls, and the many types of outdoor spaces were a result of those discussions
The new dorms use passives design to create buildings high on comfort and low on energy use.
The new dorms feature a combination of singles, doubles and four-person suites. A great deal of flexibility has been built into the floor plans, with emphasis on shared spaces.
The connecting bridges between residence halls function as lounge spaces, both with full kitchens for student use. The spaces are modern yet welcoming and intended as gathering places for the entire complex.