Newell and Richmond Halls

, Towson University

Towson, MD

Exterior View of campus buildings

This high-performance restoration and new construction project breathes new life into these two residence halls, creating a premiere student housing experience while celebrating the University’s rich architectural tradition. The connected four-story buildings form an iconic campus cornerstone whose 93,500 GSF houses 315 students.

Two additions, sympathetic to the Jacobean architecture of the University‘s original structures, resolve complex accessibility issues and provide study and social spaces for students that foster a sense of community. This LEED Silver design project upgraded all engineering systems. Replacement windows that visually mimic long-gone originals and an upgraded building envelope markedly improve the building’s energy performance. Preservation work focused on terra cotta, decorative brick, slate roofs, and cast stone. Outdoor social spaces improve access and security while integrating Newell and Richmond into the campus‘s pedestrian network. All work was developed consistent with State of Maryland and campus-specific design standards.

Building Facts

  • 93,500 modernization
  • 315 beds
  • LEED Silver certification