Amherst College – Greenway Dorms

The Greenway Dormitories are broken down into four structures with a total area of 110,000 gsf, providing 300 beds of undergraduate housing for Amherst College.

Client:   Amherst College
Designer:  Kyu Sung Woo Architects
Size:  110,000 SF

Project Features

  • Four new cast-in-place concrete flat slab structures.
  • Buildings range in height from 4-6 stories, with typical floor-to-floor heights of 9 feet.
  • Connected by elevated bridges surrounding a central outdoor space.
  • Concrete poured for all four buildings in 5 months.
  • Radiant tubing installed slabs to conduct heating and cooling.
  • Re-routing of water, sewer, high voltage electric, steam and chilled water lines out of the footprint.
  • Tie-in lines to adjacent buildings.
  • Roughly 3-foot layers of special soils.
  • New basketball and volleyball courts, BBQ pit, Black Locust bleachers and a basking rock.
  • Fixed solar shade, abundant daylighting and controls.
  • High performance envelope.
  • Natural ventilation and heat recovery systems.
  • Stormwater “gardens” and a rooftop rainwater collection system.

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