Villanova’s New Residential Halls Complete with Eustis Chairs
After 9 years in the making, Villanova recently completed it $225 million residential hall project for university students. The renovation aimed to sustain the universities collegiate gothic style, capturing Villanova’s style and feel. The project was designed by Robert A.M Stern of New York and Voith & Mactavish Architects of Philadelphia.
Through their new project, Villanova aimed to make all facilities or useful and accessible to both students and faculty. The main focus of their construction project was centered around creating more on-campus living for their students, and making the institution more attractive to prospective students to come. Villanova recognized the urgency of this project to remain competitive among other top universities and offer a more holistic, community experience for their students. The new residential halls will increase the percent of students that are able to live on campus from 70% to 85%, most of which will accommodate seniors.
The new residence halls are equipped with tons of new amenities including a mail room, technology zone, two fitness centers, and wireless internet in and around the building and courtyard, a parking garage stormwater management systems, a new 154-seat restaurant and bar, a performing arts center opening in January lounges, and of course, collaborative study and work spaces.
We were very excited to hear about Villanova’s construction project and assist them in comfortable seating. Villanova recognized the wear and tear the new building would receive over the decades to come and wanted university study room chairs that would last. Voith & Mactivish specified our Jenkins side chair for its durability, comfort, stackability, and collegiate gothic feel. The chairs look beautiful in the residential study spaces and we’re thrilled to have been a part of this project!