Robinson Residence Hall

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

Project Details +


Students majoring in Visual Arts, Architecture & Landscape Architecture, and Agricultural Engineering now enjoy the option of living-learning housing adjacent to their academic departments. Each residential floor features double rooms and private bathroom areas aggregated within the core of the building, with lounges and two small study nooks stacked above the main entry. Rain gardens serve as a living lab for sustainability.

Irwin & Leighton Construction led this design-build project.

Building Facts

  • 88,000 GSF
  • 309 beds
  • Knowledge commons
  • 2 Music practice rooms
  • Meditation/quiet room
  • Kitchen area
  • Staff/advisor apartment
  • Rain gardens

Annual Energy Savings

as modeled against ASHRAE 90.1 baseline

$25,922 Cost Savings
13 % Cost Reduction
113,517 kWh Energy Savings
10 % Energy Reduction