The newest addition to Santa Clara University’s campus, the four-story, 125,000-square-foot Graham Residence Hall houses approximately 350 undergraduate residents and is the new home of the Alpha Residential Learning Community. Graham Hall is made up of four neighborhoods that each have their own community lounge, kitchen and laundry room. Not only do students get to enjoy those amenities and their mini-suite dorm rooms, they also get to take advantage of the Graham courtyard, which has two barbecue and picnic areas as well as plenty of outdoor space; two classrooms; a multi-purpose room and a video-viewing room.
What makes Graham Hall particularly special is the fact that 96 percent of the buildings that previously occupied that space were recycled for future use, including 5,000 tons of concrete, 160 tons of metal and 555 tons of mixed materials. Additionally, rain gardens collect and filter rainwater on-site, the only water used for irrigation comes from the South Bay Water Recycling program and water stations are provided for students to refill their water bottles in an effort to reduce plastic bottle waste. A reflective white “cool roof” moderates indoor temperatures, the building is designed to reduce air leakage, automated systems conserve energy and students are provided compost and recycling stations in each of the hall’s 12 kitchens.
J.J. Albanese’s multiple scope product was on display on this project by completing the demolition, grading, structural concrete and site concrete scopes.
Santa Clara University Graham Residence Hall
Demolition, Grading, Structural Concrete, Reinforcement, Site Concrete, Masonry