A new view: Skyline

New residence hall Skyline offers sweeping views of downtown Boston, and a host of energy efficiency and sustainability features. It houses 164 students, mainly sophomores, but beautiful new indoor and outdoor common space is available for the whole campus community to reserve for gatherings.

Designed by renowned Boston architects William Rawn Associates, the building’s heating and cooling runs on a system of 40 geothermal wells. Brandeis also installed solar panels on Skyline’s roof to generate a portion of the building’s power and help with peak campus electricity demand management. It opened on time and under budget.

The new residence hall sits on land formerly part of Usen Castle. Part of the Skyline construction project also included a full renovation of Cholmondeley’s (Chum’s) Coffee House, which remains at the base of Usen Castle’s A and B towers, in summer 2017.

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