Pomona College Student Housing, Claremont, Calif.

Horizontal plank sunscreens help to reduce solar heat gain and glare on the adjacent floor-to-ceiling glass storefronts. Made of terracotta, they echo the color and materiality of the sloped clay tile roofs prevalent elsewhere on campus.

The exterior wall assembly of two sections of 3- and 5-inch-thick concrete thermally separated by 3 inches of Styrofoam insulation provides thermal mass to help regulate the building’s heat gain and loss.

Flat roofs clad with cool roof thermoplastic membranes support PV arrays, rooftop gardens, and eco-classrooms.

Horizontal plank sunscreens help to reduce solar heat gain and glare on the adjacent floor-to-ceiling glass storefronts. Made of terracotta, they echo the color and materiality of the sloped clay tile roofs prevalent elsewhere on campus.

The residence halls are intended for upper-class students and were built to address a growing need on campus to provide apartment-style living for older students who might otherwise move off campus.

Each suite contains a small kitchenette area. Sensors on operable windows prevent residents from turning on the air conditioning while a window is open, helping to cut down on cooling costs.

This cross-section shows the project's sustainable features, including high-performance glazing, drought-resistant landscaping, and sunshades and overhanging eaves.

Aerial photo of the project

Floor plans

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