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.