Nugent Residence Hall, University of Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, IL

A LEED Silver Certification project, this unique four-story building houses 152 residents and offers lounge and study rooms on each floor. The most unique feature is the accommodation of up to 30 severely disabled students. Safety and accessibility of the entire facility was carefully considered. The resident rooms for disabled students offer a state-of-the-art overhead track and lift system to allow the students mobility within their rooms and bathrooms without the use of their wheelchairs. The navigation of the dormitory for these residents is virtually hands-free.