Pagliaro Selz Hall supports first-year students through a vibrant living-learning environment. The hall combines traditional double and single units with outside-the-unit spaces to foster community. The ground floor includes a double-height building lounge with adjacent kitchen that opens to a courtyard, faculty and staff apartments, and an art gallery lounge. The four-story building celebrates the advantages of a walk-up community with a central open stair that creates a gathering hub. The design uses stucco, earth-toned siding, and Butler Stone (a regional material specific to Maryland), tying the building to the historic campus core in a modern way.
Goucher College President José Antonio Bowen welcomed Board of Trustees member, Lisa Pagliaro Selz ’73 and Bernard Selz for the official opening and ribbon cutting of the new Pagliaro Selz Hall.
The Chronicle of Higher Education notes Ayers Saint Gross projects at Goucher College, Emory University, and VCU in this look at first-year housing best practices.