Higher Education

Barto Hall

Central Washington University

Project Info

Construction Administration

116,459 SF

Ellensburg, Washington



Project Details

As freshmen housing, Barto Hall at Central Washington University plays a central role during an important, memorable time for new college students. Studio Meng Strazzara provides a residence hall design that supports a successful transition for young students into the first year of student life at CWU.

The 360-bed residence hall design encourages the development of a small-scale residential community. Communal bathrooms, study rooms, and lounges on each floor promote social interaction and gathering. A large multi-purpose suite is accessible to all campus residents, while a prominent front lawn provides opportunities for outdoor recreation and respite.

The project is targeting LEED Platinum Certification.