Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY / Global Village (Interiors)
As part of RIT’s outreach to other countries, the new Global Village offers apartment-style housing for students from overseas as well as students participating in international Co-op programs. To encourage on-campus student housing, ARC chose a “hospitality style” aesthetic for the interior finishes versus a more conventional institutional approach. Wood canopies over each suite entry create a “front porch” and a sense of home for students. Integrated lighting illuminates cut-out room numbers and photo panels identifying each suite. A variety of interior finishes and furnishings were selected to reinforce regional themes of four cultures (South America – Asia – Eastern Europe – Middle East.) Large scale photo murals are featured throughout the buildings not only showcasing images from around the world but also recognizing the University’s nationally renowned photography program.
IIDA New England Interior Design Awards 2011, Honorable Mention
Project photography by David Lamb