Wofford Jerome Johnson Richardson Hall
Wofford College recently commissioned McMillan Pazdan Smith for a new residence hall to be used primarily for the freshman class. The 55,000 SF, 3-story building includes dorm rooms on the first and second floors for a total of 150 beds. The new residence hall is designed for mostly double occupancy rooms with shared hall bathrooms, but also features six, single occupancy rooms to accommodate student needs. Each floor includes multiple common rooms spaces and private study nooks; shared kitchen, laundry, and trash facilities; as well as lounges at the center of the building for studying and recreation. The second-floor features two patios, one at the front of the building and one at the rear, that overlook Wofford’s campus.
The building is unique in that the first floor is used for Wofford’s athletic department. It features locker room facilities for baseball, softball, and golf, as well as a golf training facility. The design also includes administration suites, offices, classrooms, and a small seminar room dedicated for general student use.
The design utilizes an efficient mechanical system for long-term use and incorporates large windows to maximize the use of natural light both in the common areas and individual dorm rooms.