Gilbert Hall

Pacific University

The latest of two new residence halls on Pacific University’s campus, Gilbert Hall’s design focuses on visible sustainability both within its walls as well as across the greater campus. The building entry features three stories of glass, reminiscent of a lantern at night.

On the interior, the entry lounge is casual, inviting and lively, promoting an open and visible community. Apartment-like units with large common areas initiate serendipitous student interactions. The project also features a number of sustainable elements including extensive natural light through large operable windows, corridor views to exterior environments, dual-flush toilets, rainwater utilization, and recycling rooms. Signage was incorporated throughout to educate students about the facility’s green features.