Warwick River Hall CNU copyright

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

Located on the campus of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, this new building adds 140,000 square feet of student housing on 4 levels.  The building provides visual continuity with the Neo-Georgian appearance of much of the rest of the campus with brick veneer and architectural precast concrete, including 3 story tall solid concrete columns at the main entrances, and steel framed mansard roofs to hide ductwork and mechanical equipment.  The structure consists of 4 stories of hollow core planks supported by load bearing masonry walls. In order to increase the natural bearing capacity of the foundations and reduce the project costs, a program of soil improvement was implemented.