John worked with RGVD on the preliminary design for these new dormitories and dining hall. Along with a team, John worked on schematic designs for both floor plans and exterior elevations. The project began with the exploration of building size and location within the site taking into account views, sun orientation, and relationships with other campus buildings and circulation paths. The next step was working out floor plans like a puzzle to accommodate the given program. The last step was creating exterior elevations that reflected the campus context, balanced interior and exterior functional needs, and created a sense of drama and excitement.