Thomas Jefferson University – Martin Residence Hall

As part of a phased renovation project for the entire residence hall, CMA renovated the main entrance and first floor to the building. Formerly located on the western street façade of the building, the entrance was placed on the southeast corner elevation facing the university plaza. By completely redesigning the first-floor plan, the entrance now embraces the public plaza side and completes the spatial parti created by the adjoining Scott and Hamilton Buildings. Common spaces for students and visitors open up to exterior views and are daylit by large windows. Bright floor and wall surface colors and patterns enliven public spaces and create welcoming space for occupants. The conference room adjoining the entrance is now a dramatic focal point for the building and serves the educational and social needs of the students and staff.