Brandeis University
Skyline Residence Hall



Skyline Residence Hall


Brandeis University


Waltham, MA




53,000 GSF


Net Zero "Ready," Designed to LEED Gold Standards


Residence Halls

This 164-bed residence hall serves a broad campus planning goal of linking outlying buildings with the heart of campus. A key challenge of sophomore retention on campus provided an opportunity to create an attractive housing type that encourages interaction and community within a broader campus community, while rethinking a traditional double and single bedroom layout. Informal gathering spaces with access to student kitchens meet the needs of many student groups across campus.

I am truly happy to see Skyline open, not only as a home to 164 students, but also as a new space for cultivating learning and collaboration, which is at the heart of the Brandeis experience.

Ron Liebowitz, President, Brandeis University

Through the use of a fully geothermal heating, cooling, and domestic hot water system coupled with a roof top photovoltaic system and a high-performance façade, the building is a highly sustainable living option on campus. With no on-site carbon fuels burned to heat or cool the building, Skyline is Net Zero Ready.

Awards + Recognition

2019 National AIA Specialized Housing Award

Project Consultants

Structural Engineer | LeMessurier Consultants, Inc.

Mechanical / Electrical Engineer | Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering

Civil Engineer | Nitsch Engineering

Landscape Architect | Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc.

Lighting Consultant | Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering

Acoustical Engineer | Acentech

AV Consultant | Acentech

Photography | Bruce Martin

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