J•PA teamed with KWK Architects on the design for the Winkler Residence Hall Replacement on Appalachian’s West Campus. The new facility was to be located on the same site as the original Winkler Hall, which was demolished in 2014.
Design for the 101,000-sf facility includes double-occupancy semi-suites for 350 students. The design places an emphasis on creating small residential communities with no more than 35 students per Resident Advisor. Each floor includes a kitchen, lounge, and study rooms. A 35-seat multi-purpose room on the first floor will be equipped with video / presentation technology.
With a significant portion of this residence hall housing international students the design also incorporated accommodations and amenities to balance the Appalachian campus experience and the unique cultural traditions of their home countries.
The new residence hall was designed to achieve a minimum LEED Silver certification.