Franklin & Marshall College – Weis College House

Additions & Renovations

Project Type

Higher Education

Project Description

Construction of a one-story addition to the Weis Residential Hall and renovations to adjacent areas in a residential building that was occupied on both sides and above the construction area and located on an busy college campus included:

  • Seminar room
  • Living room with custom fireplace and library
  • Multipurpose meeting room with acoustical millwork feature wall
  • Residential kitchen
  • Administrative offices
  • Extensive brick, bluestone, and granite paving and hardscaping in courtyard area
  • High end finishes including maple and anigre paneling, bluestone flooring, and acoustical millwork feature wall
  • Significant structural challenges to keep existing building structure and facade supported during demolition and construction of new addition structure

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
1,700 square feet - new
8,400 square feet - renovation

Construction Time
Nine months

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