We are currently designing two new residential colleges for Princeton University, each serving 500 students. The 485,000-square-foot project represents a major expansion of the campus and a first step in the university’s upcoming 30-year campus plan.
The colleges maximize connections: to campus, to an intact woodland, to athletics, to recreation, and most importantly, among students. With carefully calibrated gestures, the colleges are designed for a cohesive community organized around the many spheres of undergraduate life. The new buildings will include dining, sleeping, studying, cultural, and social spaces to enrich the daily lives of undergraduates during their four years on campus.
One of the aims of the design is to create places where undergraduate students feel at home on a campus with a welcoming and inclusive university community. The student experience has been a point of critical focus for Princeton and ourselves, along with a rich and varied access to a communal college experience.