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Hyalite Hall - Montana State University
FF&E Procurement | Graphics and Branding | Residential | New Construction
A Place for Students
The primary focus of the design was to create opportunities for students to create community and get to know one another.
Vertical circulation connecting each floor community creates more opportunities to move throughout the building, creating a residence hall that feels more like home.
Special consideration was given to the furniture selections that allow students greater control of their environments. Whether they are looking for a quiet place to study or a community hub to watch a football game, Hyalite supports it all.
Connection + Collaboration
With the combination of two-story active lounges, a variety of study rooms, central lobby, kitchen, and other lounge spaces, many opportunities are created for students to connect academically and through shared interests and hobbies.
During student group meetings, students requested additional study spaces on campus that would allow them to connect and collaborate with their peers.
Furniture was carefully selected to support flexibility and collaboration, while also creating niches and private areas for quiet time away from their rooms.
Did You Know?
Named after nearby Hyalite Canyon for the multitudes of recreational opportunities, the 6-story, two-sided lantern ties the entire building core together with an environmental graphic showing the history of Hyalite's geography, history, and recreational opportunity.
With an additional focus on minimizing the building's footprint, the building design is oriented to optimize solar access in the colder months while reducing heat gain in the warmer months.
The site creates outdoor space and activity areas for students and is oriented towards a pedestrian way to connect with the new dining hall and academic areas of the campus.
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