The Senior Suites residence hall at Springfield College is designed to accommodate 205 students. The building provides a total of 60,400 square feet of space on four stories and has additional space in the basement that allows for the potential of future development. By locating the building on a site east of the existing “townhouse” dormitories, an exterior green space is defined that links both facilities and provides activity space.
The main lobby for the Senior Suites is positioned in the center of two separate wings. Two entrances into the lobby permit secure access from either the “green” or from the opposite side of the building where parking will be developed. At the upper levels, each wing of the building is connected through a central core area with laundry, vending and open study areas. The new residence hall was designed with a combination of 4 and 6 bedroom suites. Each suite has private single occupancy bedrooms located around a central common living space. All suites contain a kitchen area and private bathrooms.
The building structure consists primarily of precast concrete plank floors and concrete block bearing walls. Metal trusses form a pitched roof with architectural shingles selected to simulate the slate roofing that is used on nearby campus buildings. The building exterior is face brick, in a color and texture to match the adjacent dormitory.