University of Maryland Completes new Residence Hall

June 1, 2011
Workers at the University of Maryland, College Park, have completed construction of Oakland Hall student residence.

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.

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