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Elmira Meier Hall

Meier Hall
 

QPK Design was given a formidable challenge when Elmira College asked for a new dormitory that would not only be a timeless piece of architecture, but also last “150 years”.  The design was inspired by the rich Collegiate Gothic architecture found on campus.

 

Clay brick, together with limestone and slate roofs, create the traditional fabric and character of the historic campus core.  Meier Hall drew its proportions, ornament, and palette of materials from this celebrated architectural heritage, and the design utilized brick as the primary exterior material, with cut and carved Indiana limestone for accent planes, ornament, and the incorporation of the college symbols. Soaring towers, steeply pitched gables, crenellated terminations, and ornamental entries all contrast against the modest personality of the brick. Each of these materials has the time-tested lifespan that Elmira desired, and QPK combined both traditional and contemporary construction detailing to accomplish a structure that melds the old and the new.

 

Meier Hall continues the traditional beauty of, what the Philadelphia Inquirer called. “the picture postcard perfect campus.”