Called simply “New Dorm” by Bryn Mawr College, this ambitious student housing project required partial demolition of an existing living-learning facility, Haffner Hall, which was built in 1971. Of the three separate buildings originally composing Haffner, two were demolished to make way for the three-story, 101-bed addition that became the college’s first new student housing in nearly 45 years.
The $18 million New Dorm increased the number of beds on campus by 50 and created more study support space and student lounges. Rooms are served with fan coil units integrated into the architecture. Connections to the existing boiler and chiller plant – for which BBA designed replacement equipment 10 years ago – continue to be used.
The remaining portion of the Haffner building was renovated and repurposed as the new Perry House, with a kitchen and common space on the first floor and residential space for 25 students on the second and third floors.