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.
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.