York College of Pennsylvania
York College is home to more than 4,500 undergraduate students, living and learning on a growing campus. Rising enrollment rates pushed existing dorms toward capacity, requiring the addition of a new student housing facility that keeps students connected to the main hub of campus life.
Location of the new dorm was paramount to success. Convenient access to parking and the regional greenway were integrated into the site plan, and a series of footpaths served to link the facility to the main campus and other nearby amenities in the surrounding community. At five stories and 80,000 sf, Northside Commons houses beds for 200 students and includes common areas and lounge spaces, special instructional spaces and a demonstration kitchen.