An intimate residential village in the heart of campus creates a vibrant living-learning community.
Positioned along an improved green space, the residences create a more cohesive campus fabric.
The Tudor-style student and faculty residence halls relate to the original school building.
The new residence halls build upon the design of Edge House (pictured at left).
Common living rooms with a kitchenette shape campus life.
The residence halls feature a mix of single and double bedroom units.
The residence halls feature a mix of single and double bedroom units.
Carraige houses complement the faculty apartments in the residence halls.
Loft-like faculty apartments are fully accessible with universal design concepts.
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New Student and Faculty Residences
Westminster School
Simsbury, Connecticut
Advancing a campus master plan goal of improving student and faculty residences and creating a more cohesive campus fabric, GUND Partnership is creating new student and faculty residences. The first component of this phased initiative includes two new student residence halls with faculty apartments and a carriage house for faculty. The design of the new student residences builds upon GUND’s award-winning design of Westminster School’s Edge House Dormitory. The new Tudor-style buildings are located directly on the main green and reinforce the campus' residential scale.

Encouraging social interaction and campus community, the buildings feature clusters of single and double occupancy rooms grouped around shared common areas and faculty suites. The faculty apartments have their own entrances, terraces, gas fireplaces and spacious kitchens overlooking open, light-filled living and dining areas. Each apartment was designed with a faculty study, which will be easily accessible to students from the corridors and will support faculty and student meetings.

Separate Carriage Houses offer comfortable living areas for faculty members. The Carriage House design includes a three-bedroom faculty apartment on the upper level, with five parking spaces and large storage spaces below for faculty who are living in both the carriage house and the nearby new residences.

The new facilities have an Energy Star-rated design and feature recycling systems, water conservation strategies and large windows to cut down on the need for artificial light. The buildings are heated and cooled with geothermal heat pumps and wells similar to the geothermal heating and cooling system that exists in the Armour Academic Center.

COMPLETION

Phase 1 is currently under construction

SIZE

30,645 SF Student Residences
5,100 SF Faculty Carriage Houses

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photos by Robert Benson
Rendering by GUND Partnership

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