Citation: Higher Ed
Project name: The Lofts, Washington University
Project location: St. Louis, Missouri
Firm name: William Rawn Associates, Architects
Jury comments: Cited for successful urban intervention The strength of this residence hall lies in its ability to fit in with its context while also standing out from it. The form weaves into the tapestry of the existing urban fabric while accentuating its individuality. The way this project revitalizes the 24-hour district of the city is amazing. There’s retail on the ground floor and living quarters in the tower above. A project that looks as festive as a carnival is developed on a brownfield site and has a sophisticated sustainability strategy. But it’s the social impact that gives this work its muscle.
Client: Washington University
Consultants: Tao + Lee Associates (Associate Architect); Stephen Stimson Associates; James Fetterman Landscape Architects [DTLS]; LeMessurier Consultants; KPFF Consulting Engineers; Ross & Baruzzini; Geotechnology Inc.; Cole; Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design; Open Fields Designs; Forum Studio; Acentech; R.W. Sullivan Engineering; Lab 3.2 Architecture; Kalin Associates; Walker Parking Consultants; Paric Corporation