Location: West Chester, PA

Architect: Gensler

Square Footage: 395,000

Completion Date: August, 2009


West Chester University – Allegheny & Brandywine Halls

As a result of a Design / Build our Team, anchored by Allen & O’Hara Development Company, was selected to provide a new 3,200-bed residence hall complex to replace the aging 1960’s era dormitories currently in use. This project provided the University with the opportunity to enhance the student experience of campus life while providing a new campus image. Our Team presented a scheme that condensed the project into 3 phases and shortened the schedule by 5 years, thereby achieving significant cost and time savings while giving the University the look and amenities desired.

Phase 1 consisted of two new 8-story buildings. They house 1,200 beds within 395,000sf of residential, mixed use, and academic program spaces. In addition, the project supported the first phase of a campus wide geothermal well field and main distribution system.