Duke University, Hollows Residence Hall

Duke began decommissioning dormitories on Central Campus in early 2016 yielding an increase in the bed shortage for their students. The Duke Hollows Residence Halls project began in June 2016 to help fill the void. The 500 bed, 266,000 SF proposed dormitory sits on a 6-acre site adjacent to four existing dormitories. The existing site consists of two large parking lots along with multiple connector roads that serve for maintenance and fire access as well as deliveries to the existing dormitories in the area.

  • Durham, NC
Project Owner
  • Duke University
Project Size
  • 6 acres
Teaming Partners
  • William Rawn Associates (architect)
Services Leveraged

McAdams lead the permitting efforts for the site design as well as the design and permitting of the fire, domestic water, sanitary sewer, and stormwater conveyance systems to serve the proposed building.

The civil utility design was coordinated with an overall master planning effort that included all 16 of Duke’s privately owned utilities. McAdams also designed an underground detention vault that will provide stormwater runoff peak flow mitigation to bring the site in compliance with the existing stormwater regulations.