14th Street Residence Hall

New York, New York

Located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan this twenty-story, 210,000 square foot dormitory contains 172 suites for 620 students. Amenities include a sky-lit dining hall that seats 300 people, a full commercial kitchen, study spaces, meeting rooms, exercise room and a street level café.

14th Street Residence Hall

New York, New York

Davis Brody Bond, LLP

Located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan this twenty-story, 210,000 square foot dormitory contains 172 suites for 620 students. Amenities include a sky-lit dining hall that seats 300 people, a full commercial kitchen, study spaces, meeting rooms, exercise room and a street level café.  The university asked for a plan with generous natural light that maximizes the number of undergraduate beds. The architects created apartment-style suites, each containing two 2-person bedrooms, a living area, bathroom and kitchen, all within a 700 square foot footprint. Configured around a central courtyard garden, each suite provides natural light to bedrooms and living rooms.  The sky lit dining room uses fritted glass to filter the direct sun while providing views to the surrounding exterior garden. Wood panels line the walls to create a warm and rich environment. Materials such as terrazzo, stainless steel, and glass make the facility low-maintenance and highly durable.  According to the New York Times, graduating students are reluctant to leave the comfort of this well-appointed living facility, “with a glass-roofed dining hall design that rivals any hip restaurant.” (“Dorm Destiny: Design too Good to Leave,” May 13, 1999.)

Completed:1998
Photography byPaul Warchol