Yale architecture dean to design new Princeton residential colleges

Princeton University has selected architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners to design new residential colleges to house an increased undergraduate student population.

The project, led by Yale School of Architecture dean Deborah Berke and Maitland Jones (M.Arch ’92) along with principals Arthi Krishnamoorthy and Noah Biklen (M.Arch ’02), will begin with one residential college that can accommodate an increase of 125 students per class along with new social spaces, a dining hall, and servery.

The architects envision buildings that will “weave into the landscape and create layered relationships between indoors and outdoors with a variety of courtyards, thresholds, and passageways.” These “in-between spaces” will help connect the new residential college to surrounding sports facilities, woodlands, and streams and “aid in the function of passive strategies for sustainable design.”