Project Profile
Heritage Hall
“The best testament is from our students who live in Heritage Hall. They love the building and the unique spaces.”
Ruth L. Davison, PhD
Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of West Florida
Charlie Rocheleau
Division Leader, Education

Heritage Hall

A campus residence hall is home for many students.
Arriving on campus, a prospective student’s first question is almost always, “Where will I live?” It’s often student housing that actually sells the university to a potential student. The University of West Florida wanted a showplace for their students and through Haskell’s design-build process achieved just that.
We matched basics and amenities to create an enviable collegiate lifestyle.
Haskell created a 78,400-square-foot student housing facility with two towers. The facility combines two-bed, three-bed and four-bed units totaling 252 beds, each equipped with a kitchenette and private bath. Common amenities such as study lounges, student lounges, a computer lounge, TV lounge, hall kitchens, multi-purpose room and laundries dot the facility.
Carefully planned site work preserved the wooded hillside.
One challenge was the site’s hourglass-shaped, heavily wooded hillside site, which dropped 60 feet from end to end. We carefully planned site work to reduce erosion and preserve the existing western tree canopy. Within the natural landscape, a pedestrian friendly circulation path connects the housing to the existing campus. It’s a sustainable, high-performance campus addition that will enhance the university’s appeal and grow the student population for years to come.

Green Features

  • LEED® Gold Certified – 42 points (v2.2). Exceeded contractual requirement for LEED Silver Certification.
  • Water Conservation – Reduced water use by 39 percent.
  • Energy Conservation – Reduced energy use by 14 percent. 
  • Materials – 20 percent of building materials came from recycled sources, and 37 percent were produced regionally. Diverted 82 percent of construction waste from landfills.
  • Awarded a U.S. Government Energy Efficient Design Tax Deduction
LEED Gold CertifiedLEED® Gold Certified
Pensacola, Florida, USA
78,400-square-foot, two-tower student housing facility with 252 beds.
Positioned on a steep, heavily wooded hillside dropping 60 feet from end to end.
Start Date
August 2009

Completion Date
July 2010

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