Meadows Graduate Housing

Princeton University will build a housing complex for graduate students and post-docs on the new Lake Campus in West Windsor. This complex will consist of 379 housing units comprising three separate buildings at 329,000 GSF in total. The buildings will primarily be three stories tall, with small single-story portions used for a café and community center serving the complex. A series of portals will connect landscaped courtyards and outdoor amenities at the ground level, including a community garden, a play space, a volleyball court, and barbeque areas.
The design of each of these facilities has been carefully integrated into the existing Lake Campus context, with circulation, landscape, and infrastructure meant to create a distinctive sense of place and enhance the arrival experience from the landing of the Washington Road bridge. The project has been designed to minimize the impact on the woodlands and Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park to the west. The buildings will use district geo-exchange for heating and cooling. The stormwater management approach will include a series of localized green infrastructure practices dispersed throughout the site. The café and community center will have green roofs, and the main buildings are designed to accommodate rooftop solar arrays in the future. The project aligns with Princeton's sustainability standards and is seeking both Passive House and LEED certification for the buildings.

Sustainability features: 
Complete Streets design
Geo-exchange Heating and Cooling
Green roof
Passive House Energy Conservation
Healthier materials and finishes

Meadows Graduate Housing

Location information

329,000 GSF

Estimated completion

Fall 2023

Project team

Construction Manager
Executive Director, Campus Development
Project Planner
Project Manager
Field Manager
  • Lake Campus