Gallaudet University Residence Hall

Gallaudet University Residence Hall

Washington, DC
United States
Gallaudet University LLRH6

TYLin provided structural engineering services for a new 60,000-square-foot building known as Living Learning Residence Hall 6 (LLRH6).

For nearly 150 years, Gallaudet University has served as the only higher education institution where all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. 

This new five-story, 350-bed residence hall includes freshman semi-suite units and apartment units for resident assistants, graduate assistants, and faculty-in-residence directors. The application of DeafSpace Guidelines informed the design to promote interaction through clear sight lines and open spaces, and create thoughtful connections and adjacencies.

Each floor features a social space with kitchens located at the open central stairwell in addition to an exercise room and laundry co-located on the second floor. The development also includes seminar rooms, study lounges, meeting rooms, a vending area, and offices for faculty and administration.

Recognition Awards, Structural Systems, 2015
ACEC National
Engineering Excellence Awards, Honor Award in Design for Structural Systems, 2015
Design Awards, Merit Award, 2013
AIA Potomac Valley
Design Awards, Presidential Citations - Universal Design, 2013

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