Duke’s Hollows Quad residence halls provide housing for 700 upperclassmen

William Rawn Architects designed the project.

October 10, 2019 |
Exterior of Hollows Quad

Photos: Jonathan Black

Hollows Quad residence halls, two adjacent buildings of six and seven stories connected by a portal, have completed construction (courtesy of Skanska) on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham, N.C. The dormitories offer suite-style accommodations for 703 students.

The $91 million project features 147 suites organized into 18 smaller groupings of 30 to 60 beds called houses. Each house includes multiple one- to five-bedroom suites. The suites are all equipped with one or two bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchenette. There are single and double room options and some of the rooms are accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, with space for a student’s attendant.

 

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Both buildings also feature common lounges with full kitchens, dedicates study rooms, lights with vacancy sensors, windows coated with a clear film to reduce heat, and climate controlled elevator shafts to avoid temperature loss.

 

Hollows Quad lounge space

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