As a part of the implementation of an Ayers Saint Gross student life master plan, Goucher College built three new residence halls to create a vibrant living-learning community. The new precinct combines a mix of traditional double and single units with outside-the-unit spaces designed to foster community. Unique programmatic opportunities activate the ground floor, including a double-height building lounge with an adjacent kitchen that opens to a courtyard for events, faculty and staff apartments, rehearsal space, and an art gallery lounge. The design uses stucco, earth-toned siding, and Butler Stone (a regional material specific to Maryland), tying the First-Year Village 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.
Fireside Hall and Trustees Hall use behavioral science and design to increase student engagement.