Villiger Hall

Philadelphia, PA

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The design of Villager Hall, located on the campus of St. Joseph's University, combines a granite base and limestone base with a field of coursed ashlar stone in various shades. Limestone was used at the building’s entrance and to clad the study towers at each end of the building. Limestone bands surrounds the windows, and were also used to break down the 6-story mass of the building. Each floor includes lounges, study areas, and common bathroom areas.
The residence, which opened in 2012, includes a fitness center, laundry facilities, and a kitchen. The hall was constructed in a traditional dorm format with the goal to “maximize student interaction,” according to Director of Residence Life, John Jeffrey.
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The building is sited to respect the adjacent chapel, and form an open space for student activities and informal social gathering. 
Positioned at the corner of Cardinal and City Avenues, Villiger Hall serves as the southern gateway to the campus; pathways link the campus to Maguire Campus.