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[+] WSU RESIDENCE HALL
Wayne State University’s Towers Residence Hall combines nonconforming interior architecture with far-reaching views of the Detroit cityscape. The complex urban-campus site which was a collaborative effort with Walbridge Aldinger includes 936 beds, seven different residential module types, student life programming, multi-level lounges, a 400 person dining hall and convenient street-level retail.
The dynamic three-tower project stands eleven stories tall, joining three major open campus spaces: a residential quad to the south, a broad lawn to the north and the Third Avenue street wall to the west. The design called for simple, timeless elements, which unified the project with the varied surrounding architecture, knitting it into the larger campus environment.