Muhlenberg College

Robertson & South Residence Halls

Allentown, PA

Located in the Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts school that serves over 2,000 students each year. As students transition to their junior and senior years, new housing options are offered to promote socialization as well as autonomy, preparing them for life after graduation. Having identified an unused and often avoided area of campus, Muhlenberg sought to expand new residence halls onto the site, to be configured as four-person suites centered around a common living area and galley kitchen. EwingCole designed the new structures, Robertson and South Halls, as focal points for the inner plaza on the topographically challenging site. The Halls offer a combined 140 beds overlooking Cedar Beach Park, an outdoor plaza for entertainment and social activities.

"With this project we wanted to provide a new prototype for college housing and offer our students a living experience not available anywhere else. EwingCole achieved our vision. We consider them a part of the Muhlenberg family."

- Arthur Taylor