St. John’s University Student & Faculty Residences

Queens, NY

Architecture

Located at a prominent site which is simultaneously on the perimeter of the St. John’s campus while also adjacent to the Great Lawn, its iconic center, this project included 66,000 sf of dormitory space for 300 students and a 14,000 sf residential structure for 16 faculty and emeritus priests, including a floor of dining, living, and office spaces as well as a chapel. The project reconnects this well regarded Catholic university with its original Gothic-inspired architectural roots. Traditional details crafted of limestone, wrought iron, and rough-hewn granite are used in strategic locations to enhance the collegiate gothic campus environment while also controlling costs. The innovative housing scheme clusters both student and priest living and sleeping spaces around intimate courtyards, allowing individuals to form their own social and academic circles within the larger University community.