Franklin & Marshall College – Brooks College House

Additions & Renovations

Project Type

Higher Education

Project Description

Construction of a one-story addition to Marshall and Buchanan Halls and renovations to adjacent areas in a residential facility located on an occupied college campus included:

  • Seminar room
  • Living room with fireplace
  • Multipurpose meeting room
  • Kitchen, bathrooms, and storage areas
  • Granite terrace walls
  • High end finishes including maple and limestone flooring, custom fabricated fireplace surround panels, custom millwork panels, shelving, and benches, and sky lights
  • Brick patio with custom granite benches

Sustainable building features included:

  • Vegetated roof system allowing for a decrease in storm water run-off, and preventing heat gain during summer
  • Large expanses of curtainwall and skylights for natural daylighting to reduce energy consumption for lighting
  • Energy recovery units in HVAC system


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Franklin & Marshall College

MGA Partners

Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA

Square Feet
3,400 square feet - new
2,300 square feet - renovation

Construction Time
10 months

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