Lancaster Avenue Housing

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania

Project Details

In design
Project Partners
Robert A.M. Stern
Kevin M. Smith
Graham S. Wyatt

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Description

The Lancaster Avenue Housing project will connect Villanova's campus core with the school's South Campus, currently separated by a major thoroughfare and a light rail line. The new development will provide 1,135 new student beds in a variety of suite configurations in six interlinked Collegiate Gothic buildings, with shared circulation and amenities and a series of quadrangles linked by arched passageways. Ground-level retail and a new fitness center along Lancaster Avenue will buffer the student residences from the busy avenue. A new five-level parking garage east of the residence halls will replace the large surface parking lots that currently occupy the site.

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