Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:30pm

If you are a Mercy student who dorms in Hudson Hall, you ought to know that your digs are officially “award-winning.” The residence hall has been featured in the August 2017 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase and online at SchoolDesigns.com. The showcase is an annual competition that honors excellence in educational interiors and facility planning.

Hudson Hall was lauded for its open floor plan that provides numerous communal spaces that encourage impromptu meetings. The four-story residence hall boasts a student commons with a Starbuck’s café and convenience store, fitness center, large community and lounge spaces, and student gathering and study areas.

The architecture was also cited for its sustainable design elements. These include fixtures that promote water efficiency; recyclable, regionally produced building materials; and modern lighting fixtures such as occupancy sensors.

The 100,322-square foot residence hall at Mercy's Dobbs Ferry campus first opened its doors in December of 2015. Students may choose from 18, six-bed suites or 57, four-bed suites.

Hudson Hall was designed by the architectural firm Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc. The company has offices in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Frederick, Maryland; and Richmond, Virginia.

http://www.noelkerhull.com/noelker-hull-higher-education-project-featured/