Stevenson Lane Residence
The new Stevenson Lane Residence will offer suite-style living with well thought-out design and amenities in line with what students expect in contemporary campus housing.
Each unit will serve up to four students and features two bedrooms, a bathroom with separate shower and sink facilities, and a small living room. Kitchenette and laundry rooms are provided on each floor. A quiet study room sits on one wing of each floor and on the opposite wing of each floor sits a student lounge offering a spectacular panoramic view of the campus and beyond.
The building’s first floor will feature a fitness room, game room, vending room, and a multipurpose room with ample meeting space. The building will also feature a health suite. Students will use security swipe cards to access the building and gain entrance to their rooms. The building will have a 24-hour security attendant and security cameras. When complete, this five-story, brick and glass structure will look similar to the university’s Education and Technology Center built in 2005 on the Northeast Philadelphia Campus. This first phase of construction is scheduled for completion and occupancy by fall 2009. When this $20 million project is complete, the Stevenson Residence will accommodate 148 students within 67,430 square feet of space. It will also offer four resident advisor suites, a suite for a residence life professional and 128 parking spaces.
Future plans could include two additional phases that would provide up to 112,580 square feet and house up to 358 students.
The building is designed by Metro Architects based in Narberth, Pa. Construction will be managed by TN Ward Company based in Ardmore, Pa. Financing is provided by TD Commerce Bank.
The following “green” items were incorporated into the construction of the Stevenson Lane Residence:
- Energy efficient lighting fixtures
- Energy efficient glass, Low E, high shading coefficient
- Recessed window openings for sun shading
- Rain screen exterior building envelope with exterior insulation which promotes “thermal flywheel” effect
- Recycled (and recyclable) carpet fiber
- Source heat pumps, which are more efficient than air cooled systems
- Energy recovery units, which recover heating and cooling from air being exhausted to the outside
- High efficiency boilers and water heaters
- High efficient frequency drives on the water source heat pump for more efficient system operation