Tue, November 22, 2016
The new Hotel at Oberlin – with engineering design by KJWW – was featured in the Nov. 21 edition of the New York Times.
The article discusses a growing trend in on-campus hotels in which “campus guest quarters, instead of perfunctory, can become pampering places that help promote the institution’s brand and image,” according to writer Tammy La Gorge.
The story cites a study reporting that “more than 80 American colleges and universities owned hotels in 2014," with an additional 14 being planned or under construction. It adds that the Hotel at Oberlin is a prime example of the quality of these new hotels.
The hotel anchors Oberlin College’s new Gateway Building, a $22 million, 110,000-square-foot multipurpose academic building featuring MEP and fire protection design by KJWW. The facility was designed to meet LEED Platinum standards, and utilizes energy-efficient technologies including geothermal and radiant heating and cooling systems, natural ventilation, LED lighting, solar shading and a high-performance envelope.
Upon achieving LEED Platinum, the hotel would be one of only five hotels in the U.S. with that designation, according to the hotel’s website. To learn more, read the NYT feature and KJWW’s project case study.