Workers at the University of Maryland, College Park, have completed construction of the $75 million Oakland Hall student residence. The eight-story, 232,000-square-foot structure is the first newly constructed residence hall on the campus since 1982.
The building provides 650 beds for undergraduates and consists primarily of two-bedroom "semi-suites" to be shared by four students. The facility also has 23 double rooms and seven single rooms.
Oakland Hall’s amenities include air conditioning, a laundry room, two study rooms, and a lounge on each floor as well as a multipurpose room with an outdoor patio, prefunction and seminar spaces, an open lobby with a 24-hour service desk, interior bicycle storage, and landscaped outdoor leisure spaces.
The architect, Clark Design/Build, says the facility was designed to receive gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.