JSA has designed two residences during Thomas College's recent academic evolution, with their unique focus on 'practical liberal education' aimed at professional training. Each project in its turn was a gateway facility designed to improve the College's visual first impression.
Hinman is a first-year residence featuring 108 total beds (12 single, 48 double) organized into two 27-bed "pods" per floor. Each pod has a centralized pair of accessible rest rooms and a social lounge. A site grade differential of 15’ resulted in the ground floor build-out comprising only common space. All student rooms are located on the second and third floors.
This was the previous gateway facility, featuring a prominent tower-capped entrance, designed to centralize foot traffic and create social interaction. The suite-style configuration includes a community main lounge on ground floor with additional floor lounges situated for each grouping of rooms