Henderson House
Carneige Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Services: Architecture, Interior Design.

Project Narrative: The renovations to Henderson House, one of Carnegie Mellon University's original dormitories constructed in 1908, involved a complete reconstruction of the building. The historic stone shell was retained, but the rest of the building was rebuilt from foundation to roof. Site improvements included a new accessible walk, terminating on a university axis at the entry portico.

The facility provides 60 beds for students in suite-style arragements. Individual baths are shared by 4 students. Common facilities include a lounge, a fitness center, kitchen, laundry and student storage facility. A four stop hydraulic elevator provides accessbility to all levels of the building. Henderson House was the first LEED Silver Certified dormitory renovation project in the country.

Photos by RSH Architects©