Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
The original bookstore has been demolished and the new 7 story new residence hall has significantly reduced the number of freshmen who are “tripled” each fall, plus introduce additional support services to this side of campus. Murray’s was the Associate Architect for HKS Inc.
The building’s first floor will feature the University Store, Mail Services and two nationally known restaurants, Chick-fil-A® and QDOBA Mexican Eats®. The 162,000 gsf facility features 135 suites which will house 394 students in 11 single, 37 doubles, 39 triple & 48 quad configurations.
A “green” roof with sustainable, low maintenance plants is located on the north side of the building.
An integrative Learning Center for tutorial services and the university writing center is housed on the first floor. Social amenities include an external gathering space with a fire pit; a second-story outdoor plaza; two lounges on every floor. All Photos courtesy of HKS Inc.