Framingham State University, Framingham, MA / West Hall Student Housing
The 320-bed 97,000 SF residence hall was completed in August 2016. Located on a complex, sloped site, the residence hall has been thoughtfully designed in scale and context with the bordering residential neighborhood to ease the transition from the campus to the community. Other key factors that impacted the design were the importance of reinforcing Maynard Road as a primary gateway to the campus and preserving as much parking as possible. The building’s living/learning program includes lounges, kitchens and study spaces to foster shared “neighborhoods” within the building, bringing students from differing years and majors together, further strengthening the University’s residential life community.
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