Worcester State University Dowden Hall

Worcester, MA

Client

Worcester State College
Massachusetts State College Building Authority

Sustainability

LEED Gold Certified

Program

172-bed expansion and multi-phased renovation of existing 1980’s dormitory, including new four-story glass facade entryway

Challenge

Increase the school’s housing capacity to meet rising demand while repositioning and improving the campus’s primary freshman dormitory.

Solution

The new addition blends with the existing architecture, while renovations to the current building improve students’ quality of life. The primary entryway is re-oriented for more efficient use and becomes an entry beacon. Building Information Modeling was utilized to streamline design and maximize sustainable opportunities.