Crown Hall is a new paradigm for dormitories on campus. It’s an award-winning Silver LEED-certified project located in the Mid Quad residential precinct. Architectural judges were captivated by the building’s combination of living and sustainable design features.
Crown Hall was also the recipient of the 2009 Residential Architect Design Award (RADA), which was presented as part of a highly acclaimed annual residential design competition that draws applicants from around the country.
Designed by CO Architects, Crown Hall is a representative of sustainable architecture and design that enhances the experience of social living. Since its opening, the residence hall has been praised by students for its modern feel, high ceilings, natural lighting, wide and airy corridors, its generous interior and exterior spaces, as well as an ambiance that encourages productive work and study as well as social interaction.
The building features a concrete/CMU frame with steel trowel plaster finish & aluminum/glass exterior with operable windows, 71 dorm rooms for 109 students, nine individual living rooms, a main lobby lounge, a laundry room, a conference room, a bike storage room, and 12 bath rooms (four per floor). Its heating and air conditioning is provided by the new energy efficient South Campus Central plant.
In February 2013, CMC named Crown Hall in honor of CMC Trustee A. Steve Crown ‘74 and his family. Affectionately known as “C Hall” by students, Crown Hall’s dedication, in part, recognized a $7.5-million unrestricted gift from Crown and his wife, Nancy.