The Collaborative

Baldwin Wallace University

North Hall Renovation


  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design


Berea, OH
Baldwin Wallace University


Baldwin Wallace University teamed with The Collaborative to lead the renovation and addition to their existing North Residence Hall, originally constructed in 1957. The renovated facility now features an elevator to improve accessibility; individually controlled air conditioning; private shower, sink and toilet areas in bathrooms; a large gathering space on the first floor with a new kitchen, fireplace and two large TVs for gaming; a new multi-purpose room that can be used for wellness, classroom space and hall programming; and three collaborative study rooms.

The 65-unit residence hall restores 128 beds to the University’s on-campus housing capacity and is part of a long-term plan to modernize older residence halls. Given the facility’s proximity to the Knowlton STEM Center, also designed by The Collaborative, a number of rooms were set aside to be occupied by STEM majors. The living-learning community ties together students with similar academic and special interests in order to enrich the academic experience.

Historic Tax Credits were also pursued and awarded as part of the design process.

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