North Hall

, Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

view of student lounge

Flanking wings extend from a central glass “lantern” that signals the entry to the residence hall. The building connects a series of residence halls along the northern campus perimeter to form a new campus gateway. To support student development and encourage community, floors are divided into two neighborhoods of suites which connect via two-story Portal Lounges. Additional social spaces are located at each of the building’s ends and in a third-floor commons. Student charrettes helped explore options for equitable layouts and energy savings. The facility features a closed-loop geothermal heat pump; heat recovery wheel; and stormwater reclamation for irrigation.

Building Facts

  • 127,500 GSF
  • 409 Beds
  • LEED Gold Certified

When we sought input from our students, faculty and staff on the design of North Hall, one thing everyone agreed upon is that it should be environmentally friendly. As a Gold Certified LEED building, the entire FSU community can feel proud to have a facility that adheres to the highest standards for environmental sustainability.

Timothy J. Flanagan President Emeritus, Framingham State University