Haverford College – PA

For Haverford College, the flooring was specified as ALL RIFT SAWN white oak in a CLEAR GRADE giving the flooring a very clean, uniform look.

PRODUCT

MEDITATION :: rift sawn white oak flooring

DETAILS

Flooring:
MEDITATION
All Rift Sawn Clear Grade White Oak
Solid, Unfinished (site finished by others)
25/36″ thick X 2-1/4″ wide X 1-8′ RL

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Haverford College Dormitories
Date of Completion: 2012
Size: 45,000 SF

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects were commissioned by Haverford College to add 160 dorm rooms to their college campus. The campus is a registered arboretum and the goal was to seamlessly integrate the new buildings into the surrounding landscape.

Early in the design process it was discovered that the site was located on unusable fill and that there needed to be significant soil remediation. The architects interpreted this challenge as a design opportunity. After the issues were remedied, they used the excess soil to create a landscape berm between two buildings. The berm acts as a green for the students and provides direct access to the upper level of the buildings, eliminating the need for fire stairs and elevators.

To emphasize a sense of community on the interior, they arranged the dorm rooms around common areas instead of the standard double loaded corridor.

reSAWN TIMBER co.’s MEDITATION is standardly Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak in a Select/Better Grade that is available solid or engineered, unfinished or prefinished and in a variety of widths and lengths. We can also customize the cut and grade of MEDITATION.

For Haverford College, the flooring was specified as ALL RIFT SAWN white oak in a CLEAR GRADE giving the flooring a very clean, uniform look.

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