Petersen Outstanding Design Recognition:


Check out the article that was written about our very own Petersen Residence Hall! We are proud to have this new addition to campus and excited for more to come!

The newly constructed Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall, which welcomed students for the fall 2015 semester, recently won an Outstanding Design Award: Residence Halls from American School & University.The co-ed, 10 story, 501-bed, Petersen Residence Hall, is situated on the west campus and is the first newly constructed residence hall for the University of Iowa since 1968. Petersen Residence Hall provides a connection for students with similar interests featuring Living-Learning Communities (LLC).  On floors 2 to 7, 324 students live in 12 LLCs dedicated to various academic programs. Floors 8 to 10 are divided between the LLC model and a mixed-cluster configuration. These cluster floors are arranged for greater integration and mentoring between upperclassmen and freshmen. The building also features a brick exterior, daylighting and visual connections to the greater campus community, a learning commons, Black’s Gold Grill, and multi-purpose spaces.