With balconies and gathering spaces directing overlooking the campus stadium, Birdsong Hall created the ultimate collegiate student housing opportunity.
This new residence hall for senior class students houses 120 students on three floors in apartment style living units. Designed to foster community and interaction, the building encloses the southern end-zone of the newly-renovated field and features open balconies and stairs that connect apartments and outdoor gathering spaces.
Each apartment includes four private bedrooms with two baths, a full kitchen and living area. A feature unique to this project is the adjacent stadium which is a key element shaping the overall design of the student apartments. The buildings engage the stadium through the placement of circulation, interior layouts responding to and reinforcing the stadium environment and the spaces surrounding it with the porches/common spaces and paths serving the Birdsong Apartments. The center of the building provides meeting room and a banquet facility for academic courses as well as game day activities.
The Lindgren Pavilion includes a banquet and classroom space, elevated on the second floor with views of the field to the north and the main campus axis to the south. With space to seat 200 at banquet-style tables, the multipurpose space can also be partitioned into three classrooms for academic use. The third floor mezzanine and roof terraces create additional event space overlooking the field.
Quinn Evans Architects designed the project in conjunction with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects.