Academy Street Dining Hall & Residence – Newark, DE


STEAMBOAT:: wide plank white oak


Ceiling Cladding & Millwork:

STEAMBOAT – White Oak – Original Cut – Character Grade
solid, prefinished with hardwax oil
3/4″ thick  X 5″ wide X 2-12′ RL
Tongue & Groove, Endmatched


DISGAU and EwingCole collaborated on this project and specified reSAWN’s STEAMBOAT wide plank oak for ceiling cladding & millwork throughout Caesar Rodney Hall at the University of Delaware.

This project includes new construction of Dining Services and Residence Hall facilities adjacent to the historic main quad at University of Delaware. The Dining Services program consists of a new dining facility with a capacity of 1,220 seats and a net program area of approximately 65,000 gsf.
The Residence Hall program consists of a new student residence hall with a target population of 303 beds.  Key features include: an exterior dining terrace, three primary residential buildings with a roof terrace that
creates a passage from the quad to Academy Street; and a series of terraced landscape platforms on Academy Street that create an outdoor student commons.

– SOURCE: DIGSAU – visit DIGSAU to view more install photos

DIGSAU is an award-winning firm practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism and environmental design.  Based in Philadelphia, the firm is recognized for expertise in providing unique, high-quality design to a diverse client group.  The office operates as on open studio, and consists of a staff of twenty, including seven Registered Architects.

The new Caesar Rodney Hall was designed with the environment in mind. The project uses sustainable design principles in keeping with the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program. Following these practices will not only have tangible benefits to students and the University, but will save energy and cost over the life of the building.  reSAWN’s locally sourced white oak and 100% VOC-free hardwax oil finish helped contribute to the sustainability profile of this facility.

Learn more about what makes these buildings environmentally sustainable. (PDF)

EwingCole, in practice for 50 years, is a nationally recognized, fully integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm of more than 350 professionals in Irvine, Philadelphia, and Washington. Our multi-disciplinary practice is built on the core values of professional excellence, design quality and collaboration.

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