fifth & clyde residence hall and neighborhood commons : carnegie mellon university, pittsburgh, pa

a place to gather, commune, relax or study

Client: Carnegie Mellon University

As Architect of Record with LTL Architects (NYC), PWWG coordinated production from design through contract administration for this new six-story residence hall for 264 undergraduates, that strives to create a sense of community through design while supporting holistic living, learning, and play. Within the larger urban campus community, the building holds a prominent location on Fifth Avenue and introduces a 5,000-square-foot academic community space, separate from the residence hall. Within the commons, students can come together in play, relaxation, and gathering with spaces for solo music or group play in the jam room, a wellness/dance room, hammocks, and spaces designed to surround a central hearth.

Within the residence hall, each hallway community was deliberately designed, and each has access to a communal space that consists of upper-story kitchenettes connected to lounge spaces below to allow the students to expand their hallway community. The first-floor residence hall lounge and the large communal kitchen on the first floor allow larger student groups to gather and connect.

Size

100,682 sf

Construction Cost

$ 36,000,000

Firm Responsibility

Programming
Architectural Design
Contract Documents
Contract Administration

Completion Date

2021

Certifications

LEED Gold

Collaborators

Design Architect

LTL Architects

Landscape Architect

Merritt Chase

MEP Engineering

ME Engineers

Security / Technology / AV

ME Engineers

Structural Engineering

Silman

Civil Engineering

Langan

Lighting Designer

Lumen Architecture

Acoustics

NV5

LEED Consultant

evolveEA

Commissioning Agent

Branch Pattern

Construction Manager

Rycon Construction

Photographer

Ed Massery

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