Holder, Hamilton & Madison Halls

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Student Life Higher Education

exterior at dusk

This Collegiate Gothic complex features residence rooms, apartments, offices, dining halls, a library, a theatre, a seminar room and several monumental student common rooms. The centerpiece of the complex is Holder Memorial Tower, a campus landmark that rises majestically 145 feet above the campus. This massive renovation project included structural repairs to the load-bearing, stone-masonry tower; exterior restoration of the buildings; and a combination of restoration and modernization of the student residence and dining facilities to meet the University’s four-year residential college plan. All mechanical, electrical, access, safety and data systems were upgraded and threaded through the existing fabric and a new underground utility building was created.

Building Facts

  • 150,000 GSF

Awards & Honors

  1. Historic Preservation Design Award

    AIA New York State

  2. Platinum Reconstruction & Renovation Award

    Building Design + Construction Magazine

  3. Reconstruction Project of the Year

    Building Design + Construction Magazine

  4. Citation

    AIA New York State

  5. Tucker Award for Architectural Design Excellence

    Building Stone

  6. Golden Trowel Award

    International Masonry Institute

  7. Renovation Merit Award

    New York Construction News

Collegiate Gothic Experience

The complex features residence rooms, apartments, offices, dining halls, a library, a theatre, a seminar room and several monumental student common rooms.

Historic Preservation

EYP was masterful at working with the existing buildings to provide the facilities we needed while maintaining their historic charm.

Patricia M. Byrne, College Administrator

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