Alvernia University
Founders Village Apartments

Creating a modern environment for students to live, work and play

Reading, Pennsylvania

Kahler Slater led the design for the Founders Village Apartments on the Alvernia University campus in Reading, Penn. The apartments were built specifically for upper-class students. The buildings include nearly 150 beds, with apartment sizes to complement many different living arrangements - from two person efficiencies to five person apartments.

Situated on the edge of a hill, the design carefully blends a modern aesthetic with the traditional elements of the existing campus. Special attention was given to creating an environment focused on providing students with a "live, work, play" balance. The apartments are fully furnished and include ample natural light, and community study rooms allow for group collaboration or individual work. At the heart of each building lies a multi-level student lounge that combines cutting-edge technology, ample seating around a stone fireplace and lovely views of the rolling hills surrounding campus.

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