Duvall Hall, Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington
Duvall Hall
Whitworth University
Spokane, Washington
The four-story R. Fenton Duvall Residence Hall has 160 beds arranged in varying-sized suites ranging from three to five bedrooms each. Suites on each floor are clustered around a community lounge, which serves as the living room and gathering spot for that floor. The first floor also houses a common laundry room and a game room.
Exterior design features include brick cladding and piers, bay windows, steeply pitched gable roofs, and an entry bridge connects the campus side of the building. The brick veneer was chosen to maintain the historical look and character of the 100-year-old campus, as well as to provide the durability needed for the next 100 years. The upper-floor lounge integrates a vaulted ceiling and clerestory windows to open up the space to light and views of the campus. An extensive roof overhang protects these windows from solar gain.