Lincoln University, New Student Residence|
127 E. Chest Street, #C, West Chester, PA 19380
Joint Venture between AP3C Architects & Alesker & Dundon Architects, LLC
718 Arch Street, #200N, Philadelphia, PA 19106
LOCATION: Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
DATE BID: June 2004
Construction Period: Aug 2004 to Mar 2006
Total Square Feet: 126,889
SITE: 12.95 acres.
NUMBER OF BUILDINGS: Two.
BUILDING SIZE: First floor, 32,252; second floor, 31,546; each additional floor, 31,546 total, 126,889 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 10’9”; second floor, 8’9”; each additional floor, 8’9”; floor to floor, 8’2”; total, 37’8”.
Basic Construction Type: Structural precast.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtainwall.
Interior Walls: Precast.
structural Engineer: David Chou & Associates - 1710 Walton Road, #202, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer:
Paul H. Yeomans, Inc. - 833 Chestnut Street, #1140, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Lincoln University has recently finished a 400-bed dormitory as part of its plan to expand student enrollment.
The project was started during the University’s celebration of its 150th anniversary as America’s first historically black university. Celebrated U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and poet Langston Hughes are among Lincoln’s alumni.
The 127,000-square-foot 4-story dormitory first phase was completed on schedule for the Fall 2005 school year to house 208 students and a resident coordinator. In order to expedite completion of the first phase for the 2005 occupancy, the building envelope was built off site utilizing a composite system of thin brick masonry with E-Z Wall System panels and insulated structural stud back up. The panels were constructed at the same time the building’s structural plank, wall and beam erection started on site. This allowed construction to progress through most of the winter months, eliminating the cost of expensive winterization of exterior constructed full-width brick and mortar.
Completion of the fit out for the shelled second phase 200-bed structure was authorized to proceed in the Summer of 2005 and was completed in April 2006.
Most dorm rooms are configured into three, four and five-bedroom suites. All suites contain individual student rooms with single bed, study desk, closet and chest of drawers.
The commons area of each suite includes base and wall cabinets with sink and furniture conducive to eating and socializing. The bathroom showers and tub enclosures have been finished with durable, low maintenance epoxy. Abuse-resistant drywall was used throughout the facility.
Social lounges and quiet study rooms are located at the ends of both buildings on each floor. Open and spacious waiting areas are located on each floor in the connector space between the two dormitories. Additional quiet studies are also available, as well as floor to ceiling outside views.
Security is important to the University for the students’ safety. Security and pass key activated access is required for entering the building and accessing all living space areas.
Div. 4: Masonry: E-Z Wall by American Brick; Building Envelope: Tyvek, Dietrich Industries, Dens Glass.
Div. 7: Built-Up: Firestone; Manufactured Roofing & Siding: Alucobond.
Div. 8: Windows, Entrances & Storefronts, Curtainwall:
Vistawall; Windows: Traco; Glazing:
Div. 9: Gypsum: United States Gypsum, Metal Stud: Marinoware; VCT: Mannington, Johnsonite; Resilient: Forbo; Carpet: Lees, Patcraft.
Div. 14: Elevators: KONE.