Great Basin Hall - University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV

Project Description

Located on Virginia Street, a prominent north-south arterial in Reno, Great Basin Hall defines one of the gateways of the University of Nevada, Reno, as envisioned in the 2014 campus master plan. The new residence hall, which is located on the western edge of the campus, provides 434 beds on five levels primarily for first-year students intending to pursue a major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field. The building mitigates a grade change in two directions with a stepped massing scheme that helps it to fit contextually with the Virginia Street Gymnasium to the north and Lincoln Hall to the south, which is the second-oldest building on the campus.