Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

O'Shaughnessy Hall Renovation

Blacksburg, VA

The renovation of O’Shaughnessy Hall, originally constructed in 1966, converted the building from a traditional dormitory model to the Leadership and Social Change Residential College, one of three residential colleges on the Virginia Tech campus.

The program includes common rooms for students and faculty, faculty offices, a classroom, a faculty apartment, staff apartment, as well as outdoor amenity and program spaces. The residential college program is multigenerational and multidisciplinary with an emphasis on leadership development as a catalyst for social change. A primary impetus for the renovation project was the University’s commitment to ensuring that the program is available to all students regardless of their financial resources. Consequently, cost management strategies were particularly critical in the design and construction phases.

Completed in collaboration with Moseley Architects.


Practice Areas

Residence Halls