After completing a series of master planning and conceptual design exercises for Vanderbilt University’s residential college system, we were asked to design the new, 350-bed E. Bronson Ingram College. This new residential college replaces the Vandy-Barnard dormitory 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’. The E. Bronson Ingram College building 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 undergraduate students, faculty advisors and graduate students. Residents will have on-site access to a servery and dining room, a great room, and studies and lounges throughout the residential halls.The students also have access to outdoor social spaces.
The design of E. Bronson Ingram College takes cues from the rich and stylistically eclectic blend of late 19th- and early 20th-century architecture found throughout the Vanderbilt University campus. Appropriate for the program and context of the site this design is further elaborated with elements that tie to two adjacent buildings (Kirkland Hall and Alumni Hall).
Students moved into E. Bronson Ingram in the summer of 2018. DMSAS served as the Design Architect in conjunction with Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC as the Architect of Record.