Adohi Hall Receives 2021 AIA Housing Award
Category: Specialized Housing

The largest cross laminated timber (CLT) building in the United StatesĀ and the first large-scale mass timber residence hall and living learning setting. Leers Weinzapfel led a design collaborative including Modus Studio (Fayetteville, AR), Mackey Mitchell Architects (St. Louis), and OLIN (Philadelphia), in the realization of this new campus gateway project. The 202,027-square-foot Adohi Hall creates a new residential college with emphasis on a creative live learn environment within a relaxed, informal, tree-lined landscape that re-conceptualizes university housing.

The AIA Housing Awards, “emphasize good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource. Recipients show the world how beauty, safety, sustainability, and comfort can come together.”

The Judges commented, “Lovely secondary and shared spaces and illustration of the use of timber throughout, including in dorm rooms. The building also considers and reflects the broader landscape, linking interior and exterior spaces through a transparent ground plane.”

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