Xavier University, Residence Hall and Dining Commons
Cincinnati, OH | 2011
Fenwick Place and Hoff Dining Commons provide Xavier with a 535-bed residence hall and central dining facility that creates a social hub at the heart of the campus and responds to the university’s strategic decision to increase undergraduate enrollment.
The complex functions on a series of scales, providing campus-wide dining while creating a series of smaller residential communities of 4-, 6-, and 8-person suites within Fenwick Place’s four wings. Each wing has a distinct identity while presenting as a unified whole. The wings are linked by bridges and share a central lobby with Hoff Dining Commons. This 700-seat dining facility features a platform servery and views of the central campus, as well as a 100-seat retail component. Located on a sloping site, Hoff Commons lies partly beneath Fenwick Place’s first floor, its roof providing the residence hall with a grassy terrace.
Shepley Bulfinch sited the building in its 2007 master plan as an edge to the Hoff Academic Quad, giving the precinct a social hub and a continuation of Xavier’s signature park-like landscape.
The project was completed in association with MSA Architects of Cincinnati.
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- Square Footage: 245,000 s.f.
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Shepley Bulfinch TeamTom Kearns
"[This] shows that the university care about students: not just their schooling, but every aspect of living on a college campus."
- Fenwick Place student resident