Rosica Hall, NTID at RIT
Located within one of the country’s largest learning institutions for the deaf, this project was designed and constructed to further the Rochester Institute of Technology’s recognition as the national leader in research for the education of people who are deaf and hard of hearing. In all phases of design, the needs of this underserved demographic were addressed. By understanding deaf communication, the design team was able to create spaces that allow for creativity, collaboration, quiet reflection and private research.
A state-of-the art facility to foster research and innovation to enhance the lives of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
LEED Gold Certified, AIA NYS Award, Rochester AIA Design Award
Rochester Institue of Technology
Trevor Harrison, Kate Anderson, Rebecca Barone, Scott Hemenway, Elizabeth Farrell
Architectural Design, Architectural Interiors, Prioject Management
The user groups were very involved in the design process which gave way to a better understanding of how deaf and hard-of-hearing persons perceive space. These concepts were very carefully considered throughout the design process.
Rosica Hall is an amazing facility, not only for its beauty, but for what it represents for RIT/NTID students. From the centers to the classroom space to the artwork, everything is designed to help us think in new and different ways.