This project includes two new, nearly identical, dorm buildings, one for boys and one for girls, each with 29 student dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms, study rooms at each floor, a generous ground floor lounge with fireplace opening to a terrace for student activities and four faculty apartments with fireplaces and outdoor porches. The building materials reflect those of Hotchkiss’ best existing buildings. Fine brick details complement double-hung shuttered windows and inviting classical entry porticos.
The dormitories were awarded the LEED Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council. They feature energy innovations such as radiant heat, individual room temperature controls, daylight dimming capabilities in common rooms, a state-of-the-art air-flow system that guarantees excellent air quality and an electric vehicle recharging station outside that, along with bicycle storage facilities, helped earn LEED points. Each building also has its own heat recovery unit.