Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided full civil engineering and landscape architecture design services for two new residence halls to serve Howard University undergraduate students. The halls are part of the university’s new master plan to bring student back to living on campus.
Bryant + 4th Street Residence Hall
This six-story, 250,000 SF, 878-bed residence hall, is centrally located on Howard University’s campus at 4th Street between Bryant and College Street, NW. The facility includes sleeping quarters, social lounges, a recreation center, study rooms, laundry facilities, as well as a terrace level with classrooms, facility offices, and meeting rooms. WM’s specific scope of services included site, stormwater management, utility, streetscape, and courtyard design. Design services also incorporated LEED design elements in order to gain accreditation.
College + 4th Street Residence Hall
This seven-story, 138,000 SF, 484-bed residential facility is located on Howard University’s campus at 4th Street between Bryant and W Street, NW. The facility included sleeping quarters, social lounges, a recreation center, study rooms, and laundry facilities. WM’s design team provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services. Specific scope of services included site, stormwater management, utility, streetscape, and courtyard design. The project was designed to meet LEED certification requirements.
The streetscape design was completed for both residence halls along 4th and Bryant and College Streets, as well as a green roof for both facilities. WM also provided limited survey services for both sites. Both residence halls are expected to achieve LEED Silver certification.
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