Adohi Hall is the flagship building in the University’s new living-learning district, designed to support increasing enrollment and offer diverse living arrangements for students. The 202,000 square foot, 708 bed facility serves as an inter-disciplinary living-learning community for students in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, art, theatre, music and English.
The project is the largest building in the nation to be constructed from cross-laminated timber (CLT) technology. It is also the first residence hall in the United States to be made from CLT. The University’s Fay Jones School of Architecture is using the project to test the innovative use of mass timber materials.
Bernhard provided MEPFP engineering design for the project, which is the second mass timber project designed by our Fayetteville office. The design phase required a heightened level of detail and coordination to model penetrations in the structural systems for infrastructure systems. Building Information Modeling (BIM) was used to streamline this process and ensure improved communication of decisions during on-site construction.