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Middlebury College Student Housing | Silver Award

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Middlebury College Student Housing | Silver Award

Student residences take design cues from the surrounding landscape and agricultural buildings


By Debbie Reslock August 24, 2017
Middlebury College Student Housing
This article first appeared in the September 2017 issue of Pro Builder.

Middlebury College Student Housing, Silver Award, Multifamily

Site: Middlebury, Vt.
Entrant/Architect/Interior Designer: Union Studio Architecture & Community Design
Developer: Kirchhoff Campus Properties
Photographer: Nat Rea Photography
Size: 1,000 sf (3- and 4-bedroom suites); 2,700 sf (townhouses)
Completion: August 2016

A collaboration between the architect, the college, and the developer, the four new residential structures comprise three townhouse buildings with four units each and eight bedrooms per unit, and a residence hall with 16 suites and 62 bedrooms. The design was inspired by the simple homes and farm buildings in the countryside around Middlebury, says Douglas Kallfelz, principal at Union Studio. White siding, steeply pitched roofs, and rustic wood braces bridge the valley’s agrarian character with the residences, which offer apartment-style living, including kitchens and living spaces in the units.

“Configuring the townhomes around a central court created a place for interaction and provides a sense of identity within the broader campus,” Kallfelz says. “It creates a true sense of place, a small community within the greater community of Middlebury College.”

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