Fordham’s Campbell Hall: Green Higher Education in the Bronx

Two new residence halls at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus will be designed by Sasaki Associates and seek LEED certification.

Fordham University will begin construction in late April on two new seven-story residential buildings at its Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, both designed by Sasaki Associates to achieve an unspecified level of LEED certification.

Campbell Hall, the larger of the two buildings at 90,000 square feet, will be named for Robert E. Campbell and his wife, whose $10 million donation to the University back in December was one of the largest in Fordham’s history. Together, the residence halls will offer 166,000 square feet of living space, divided into four- and six-person suites.

Sasaki is still ironing out green design features, but it’s possible that the project could include rooftop rainwater collection systems, as well as LEED-standard efficient lighting and recycled construction materials.

Fordham joins other New York institutions of higher education, including NYU and SUNY-Binghamton, that have responded to students’ environmental awareness by incorporating sustainable design and business practices across their operations.

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