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Rappahannock River Hall, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Located just off the main campus of Christopher Newport University, in Newport News, Virginia, this building adds 240,000 square feet of student housing on 4 levels and 300 parking spaces in the attached garage. The building provides visual continuity with the Neo-Georgian appearance of the adjacent campus with brick veneer, architectural precast concrete and GFRC elements. The housing is wood framed with floor and roof trusses spanning between load bearing wood walls and the garage is structural precast concrete. Due to poor soils, the garage and a portion of the residence are pile supported including the slabs on grade.