PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
BUILDING TYPE: Student Housing
NUMBER OF OPENINGS: 205
UNITS AND APPLICATIONS: Infinity Fixed Windows, Integrity Single Hung Windows, Marvin Commercial Doors
Mitchell Matthews Architects & Planners
CONTRACTOR: English Construction Company, Inc.
DEALER: Smith Mountain Building Supply
Longwood University, ranked among the best in 2013 by U.S News & World Report, is located in the heart of Virginia in Farmville. In 2008, Longwood University was facing the challenge of increased enrollment while at the same time satisfying student’s greater expectations of “campus living”. It was at that time a proposal was created for a residential student housing project adjacent to campus. The proposal was to design a new North/South Apartment complex and Commons building that provided incoming students with an on campus, apartment-style living experience while having that “living off campus” feel.
An important part of the construction project was to have a similar look keeping with the legacy of the central Longwood campus. The combination of metal roofs, brick exterior, and window style are the key contributors to the architectural character. Additionally, the grouping of Infinity fixed windows appear as a curtainwall system and adds to the Commons building’s character. Integrity single hung and Infinity fixed windows were selected for the North and South Apartments to give the complex a traditional look. The addition of spandrel glass on the Infinity windows gives the apartments a uniform, all glass front appearance. The Infinity and Integrity® windows as well as Marvin® commercial doors were selected for their energy efficiency, strength, and long life.
-A combination of Infinity fixed windows mulled together to give the appearance of a curtainwall were used on the front and rear of the Commons building
-A mix of Marvin products (Infinity fixed windows, Integrity single hung windows and Marvin commercial doors) were used for their strength, performance, and appearance to successfully keep with the architectural character and legacy of
the existing Longwood campus