O’Brien Hall is the first new residence hall built on the University of Rochester’s River Campus since 1968. The 148-bed residence provides single, double, and semi-suite units to provide flexibility to students selecting their living environment. The design extends a sense of community to study rooms and lounges on each floor that overlook a revitalized quad. A dance studio and music practice space on the ground floor diversify hall function to attract a greater segment of the student body. These shared areas serve as hubs for organizations and facilitate connections between hall residents, adjacent buildings, and the greater campus population.