Wycliffe-Freeman Dormitory & Faculty Residences

The dormitory includes sixty beds as well as residences for ten faculty and their families. It is conceived to reinforce the tradition of nestled buildings on the St. Stephen’s campus. Working with the terrain and sited among existing oak trees, the building defines the edge of a new campus gathering space. A gently sloping ramp on the west side of the building connects the first and second floors with a path that engages the site.  Local limestone and hand-rubbed plaster form a minimal exterior palette, creating a sense of permanence and restraint.

The layout of rooms is organized to celebrate views into campus. Careful use of exterior glazing maximizes the energy efficiency of the buildings and defines specific views into the campus. The main building and Faculty Residence structures form a number of small courtyard spaces, private counterpoints to the large expanses of green.