Bryn Athyn College: Student Cottages

Project Description

As part of the comprehensive implementation of its master plan, the College commissioned Spillman Farmer Architects to design a village of student apartment-style cottages that would foster a sense of community in support of the institution’s values.

Project Details

  • Client Bryn Athyn College
  • Location Bryn Athyn, PA View map
  • Use Student Housing
  • Sq. ft. 16,966
  • Completed 2008

The Cottages at Bryn Athyn College are a group of four cottages in a village setting. The design is inspired by the architectural vernacular of the early 20th Century Philadelphia suburbs that surround Bryn Athyn, and the arts and crafts movement that influenced its immediate context. The student cottages feature Wissahickon schist stone masonry walls and steeply-pitched roofs.

 

The project was part of the comprehensive implementation of Bryn Athyn’s campus master plan,…

The Cottages at Bryn Athyn College are a group of four cottages in a village setting. The design is inspired by the architectural vernacular of the early 20th Century Philadelphia suburbs that surround Bryn Athyn, and the arts and crafts movement that influenced its immediate context. The student cottages feature Wissahickon schist stone masonry walls and steeply-pitched roofs.

 

The project was part of the comprehensive implementation of Bryn Athyn’s campus master plan, also developed by Spillman Farmer Architects. The village of student apartment-style cottages foster a sense of community in support of the institution’s values. Each cottage, which houses eight to twelve students (two double and four single rooms), features a covered front porch, welcoming foyer, and a large living and dining area graced with cathedral ceilings. An open-style kitchen and guest bathroom add to the home-like atmosphere. An upstairs study (in addition to the private bedrooms and bathroom) provides space for studying or book reading. Throughout, Spillman Farmer paid thoughtful attention to craftsmanship, quality, and integrity of materials.

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