Emory University | Longstreet-Means
This student housing project contains 351 beds arranged as traditional double units that are organized into RA communities of 25 to 35 beds. Each floor houses three RA communities with shared floor lounges and study lounges distributed throughout the floor plate. The first floor houses common space for residents including a centrally located complex lounge and RA communities in the north and south wings. The first floor is accessible from an elevated green space which sits atop a 58-space parking area. The ground floor houses apartments for hall and area directors as well as storage, mechanical, electrical, and support spaces.
The architectural expression of the project keeps with the campus design guidelines and character of buildings across campus. The facades facing Asbury Circle, Means Drive, and Turman Hall utilize vertically proportioned single hung windows set in stucco exterior walls. The facades facing the elevated green space include projecting elements for public programing and accent areas of colored stucco. The roof is clay tile with aluminum gutters and downspouts.
The project is LEED Gold certified.