• LaBella Associates

St. John Fisher College's Upper Quad Residence Hall is the Latest in an Eloquent Campus Vocabula

LaBella provided Architectural, Interior Design, Structural, and MEP services for the design and construction of a new 45,000sf, 156-bed residence hall. Prominently situated adjacent to the iconic Kearney Hall, the new residence hall bookends the campus quad, creating a more defined axial space while maintaining view corridors to the Chapel of St. Basil the Great.

The building exterior maintains the campus vernacular, featuring cast stone archways and the signature brick, with a special nod to neighboring Keough Hall. A covered walkway provides sheltered passage between Keough Hall and the new dorm. Large mechanical equipment is located out of sight in the basement, and an attic walkway provides safe access to equipment nestled within the roof trusses.

Double occupancy rooms are each equipped with a dedicated private bath and furniture that was voted on by the students themselves. Amenities include spacious lounges on each floor, quiet study rooms, a shared kitchen off the main lobby, and laundry facilities on each floor. Students are encouraged to meet and work in groups at technology-equipped study areas. The overall fit and finish is indicative of high-end construction while the adjacency to and views of the quad make for ideal campus living.