The Cornell University West Campus Residential Initiative consisted of five dormitories and a community recreation center. BBA provided engineering for the final two dormitories, William Keeton House and Flora Rose House. Along with singles, doubles and suites for students, they feature apartments for faculty and graduate fellows, a library, common lounge areas, meeting rooms, and a complete kitchen, servery, and dining pavilion. The $72 million project added 450 beds.
Energy conservation measures on the award-winning complex include heat recovery units for preheating the make-up air to the corridors and variable volume control of the kitchen hood exhausts. The design of the building systems was a collaborative process between the architect, engineer, construction manager, and multiple university representatives.