After finishing a series of master planning and conceptual design exercises for Vanderbilt University’s residential college system, DMSAS was asked to design a new, 350-bed Residential College (RC); this RC replaces the Vandy Barnard dorm on the same site. The goal of the Residential College system is to breakdown the size of the residential community into smaller, more comfortable groups that share a University ‘home’. This new Residential College will accomplish this goal by offering a variety of spaces in which its residents can live, learn, collaborate and socialize. The 205,000 SF facility will house students, faculty advisors and graduate students, along with a shared dining room, study lounges, social spaces, and formal & informal outdoor green spaces.