Grinnell College, East Campus Residence Halls

Categories: Construction Management, Education, LEED/Sustainable, Living Spaces
Owner: Grinnell College
Size: 126,000 sq. ft.
Year Completed: 2004
Architect: William Rawn Associates
Delivery Method: Negotiated, Design-Assist

Project Description

This striking complex consists of four student housing buildings connected by a partially enclosed loggia of German-engineered and fabricated Nana walls. The residential buildings are 3- and 4-stories with full basements, and a tunnel connecting them for chiller and steam services. Each building has a unique barrel vault roof and fritted glass.The exteriors feature Anamosa stone veneers with 100-year Rheinzink roofs. In addition to student residences, one of the buildings in the complex houses the campus-wide phone switch system. The complex was designed and built using sustainable products and strategies, becoming LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.