Hickory Hall


Like its sister building, Elm Hall, Hickory Hall houses 61 units with 117 beds in a neocolonial structure that fits neatly within its campus context. But unlike the conventionally-built Elm Hall, Hickory offers revolutionary energy efficiency (energy use is 74% below code and 60% less than at Elm), thermal comfort, and a constant supply of clean, fresh air. Yet Hickory Hall was less expensive to build ($118.75/SF) than the Elm Hall ($125/SF).

  • Project Details

  • Largest US Passivhaus Building: 61 units, 117 Beds
  • Size: 40,000 sq. ft.
  • Energy Use: 74% Below Code(predicted)