Morgan Hall was designed to meet Temple University’s needs for increased housing and serve as a dramatic southern gateway to the main campus. It consists of three new structures providing residential housing for 1,275 students and 50,000 square feet of dining facilities. The 27-story high-rise tower has 24 floors dedicated to residential use and several conference rooms on the 27th floor. The mid-rise building is a nine-story structure with eight floors for dorms. There is a 30,000 square foot plaza between the buildings, providing green space and underground parking.

Acentech provided architectural acoustic recommendations throughout the building, including the 2-story lounges, dining areas, an atrium, the garage, and in the 27th-floor conference rooms. This included sound isolation between dorm rooms, at student lounges, and for areas adjacent to the dining facility. In addition, we provided mechanical systems noise control recommendations for all areas of the building.

Morgan Hall’s North Tower is the tallest structure outside of Philadelphia’s Center City, providing spectacular views of the cityscape. Using the skyline as a backdrop, the 27th floor was designed as a flexible, multi-purpose space, suitable for student gatherings, administrative meetings, press conferences, and social events. Acentech provided audiovisual systems design for these spaces, using multiple room configurations with LCD projectors to show HD content and host overflow audio and video from the main presentation area.

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