Randolph-Macon College, Birdsong Hall
In association with BCWH Architects
Certified: LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council
The new Birdsong Hall Senior Apartments for Randolph Macon College are located at one end of the new football field to complement an existing freshman dormitory building which is located at the opposite end. The building is centered on the axis created by the football field and new guidelines outlined in the college’s campus master plan. Large porches and exterior gathering spaces are located to maximize views of the football field and to provide an ideal place for student interaction.
Included in the program is a large elevated flexible community space centered on the football field axis and elevated to the second floor. This community space can function as a 200-seat banquet hall for events or during games and can also be divided into 3 classroom spaces. Support spaces, including a warming kitchen and storage rooms, have also been provided. Game day facilities have been included in the program and are located on the grade floor under the elevated flex space. Large roof terraces, which are accessed from the banquet hall provide excellent game day viewing possibilities and can also be used as additional meeting and banquet space. The project was designed to meet LEED for HOMES Silver level certification.