About Skyline (Brandeis University New Residence Hall)
415 South Street, Waltham, MA
Brandeis' new, state-of-the-art residence hall gets its name from the panorama of Boston and surrounding communities visible from many of the building’s windows.
The new building encompasses an impressive array of features meant to accommodate student housing, academic work and social interaction across four fully accessible floors.
The 53,000-square-foot new energy-efficient residence hall building will incorporate two historic towers of Brandeis’ iconic Usen Castle dormitory, partially demolishing the aging complex and expanding capacity by 60 beds. The building will feature an open and inviting main stairway and improved movement between floors. A modern, natural light-laden multi-level bridge enclosed with a curtain wall will connect the new building’s two wings.
Amenities at the new residence hall will include several common rooms, an outdoor courtyard, study lounges, and a communal kitchen. The new residence hall will feature multiple sustainable features, including an array of rooftop solar panels to partially power the residence hall and a 30- to 40-well geothermal system to heat and cool the building.