Cutting-Edge Dorms Embrace The Landscape with No Need for Elevators or Interior Stairs

Cutting-Edge Dorms Embrace The Landscape with No Need for Elevators or Interior Stairs

By William Lamb
A pair of innovative dorm buildings push boundaries without showing off or upstaging their setting.

In 2009, when a request for proposals to design two dormitory buildings at Pennsylvania’s Haverford College—the school’s first new dorms since 1968—made its way to Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the architects were reluctant at first to take on the project.

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