Emory University | Longstreet-Means

Location
Atlanta, Georgia

Client
Emory University 

Square Footage
120,000

This student housing project contains 351 beds as well as common area program. The residence hall has a partial ground floor with 5 full stories of space above. The unit types include traditional doubles and are organized into RA communities of 25-35 beds (including one RA and two SA beds per community). The typical floors house 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 at the north and south wings. The first floor is accessible from an elevated green space over parking available for approximately 58 vehicles. The ground floor houses apartments for Hall and Area Directors as well as storage, mechanical, electrical, and support spaces. The ground level is accessible from covered parking built concurrent with this project.

The architectural expression of the project is in keeping with the campus design guidelines and character of the campus. The facades facing Asbury Circle, Means Drive, and Turman Hall utilize vertically proportioned singlehung windows set in stucco exterior walls. The facades facing the elevated green space include projecting elements at public program and accent areas of colored stucco. The roof is clay tile with aluminum gutters and downspouts.

The project is LEED Gold certified.