Penn State Lions Gate, A Student Apartment Community

project at a glance

Completed in design-build partnership with SMP Architects, the first residence hall at Penn State University's Abington campus is a 135,000 square foot, five-story facility with 400 beds in apartment-style living units with complete kitchens and dining areas.

The first floor includes a lounge/reception/mail area near the main entrance, a residence life apartment and office suite, and a large multipurpose room.  Other lounges, studies, and laundry rooms are scattered throughout the residential floors.

This project utilized Building Information Modeling (BIM) extensively in order to maintain structural requirements while coordinating overhead mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection work within a limited ceiling space.

The project is seeking LEED Certification.

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