Robinson Residence Halls | Pennsylvania State University

Penn State’s new, state-of-the-art residence hall adds to an existing community of student housing on the north side of campus. The five-story, 76,000 SF, L-shaped building will seamlessly integrate into the North Halls residence area by complementing the design of several dormitories on existing lots. The new structure will accommodate 300 students in standard double occupancy rooms. In addition to student housing, the building will include lounges, a common kitchen, seminar room, meditation space, staff apartments, common bathrooms and laundry facilities.

The building utilizes an Infinity Structural System, an innovative and highly cost-efficient hybrid system using long-span slabs on steel deck, cold formed steel bearing walls, and a complement of structural steel systems for lateral bracing. This method results in open floor plans with flexible spaces that can accommodate a variety of uses. Cold formed steel bearing walls are pre-fabricated and panelized prior to delivery to the site in order to reduce field labor and construction time.

Penn State’s new, state-of-the-art residence hall adds to an existing community of student housing on the north side of campus. The five-story, 76,000 SF, L-shaped building will seamlessly integrate into the North Halls residence area by complementing the design of several dormitories on existing lots. The new structure will accommodate 300 students in standard double occupancy rooms. In addition to student housing, the building will include lounges, a common kitchen, seminar room, meditation space, staff apartments, common bathrooms and laundry facilities.

The building utilizes an Infinity Structural System, an innovative and highly cost-efficient hybrid system using long-span slabs on steel deck, cold formed steel bearing walls, and a complement of structural steel systems for lateral bracing. This method results in open floor plans with flexible spaces that can accommodate a variety of uses. Cold formed steel bearing walls are pre-fabricated and panelized prior to delivery to the site in order to reduce field labor and construction time.

CLIENT: EYP Architecture & Engineering
LOCATION: University Park Campus, PA

TYPE: Academic, Residential, SERVICES: New Construction, MATERIALS: Steel, SUSTAINABILITY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rendering courtesy of EYP Architecture & Engineering

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