The design of Yellowstone Hall emphasizes place-making and community for both the residents and the entire campus neighborhood. Located within close proximity to MSU’s Roskie Beach, the “Front Door/Back Yard” concept at Yellowstone embraces and enhances the adjacent recreation space and encourages pedestrian traffic with its large, welcoming pass-through. The four-story structure is specifically designed to maximize solar orientation and views to the mountains, while offering amenities such as a two-story atrium/main lounge, secure bike storage, and even space for ski waxing. Other features include resident meeting spaces, spaces to accommodate collaborative academic work, and a kitchen area for group functions.
NAC partnered with SMA Architects on the design of Yellowstone Hall, MSU’s newest student residence community. The 120,000 square-foot facility provides incoming freshman with 400 beds in a modern, mixed gender layout with single, double and suite-style rooms.