The New Residence Dormitory is the first new building constructed on campus in over 50 years. It was designed to house up to 76 students, and provide them with a great living and studying atmosphere. Each floor has its own full sized kitchen, lounge, and study area. The building itself is a 4 story concrete tilt-up structure clad with brick veneer and architectural detailing. In order to maximize the internal space, the structure was designed with a multitude of systems to include prefabricated metal panels, structural steel, structural metal and concrete decks, prefabricated metal trusses and structural CMU walls.

Wesley Theological Seminary Time Lapse Construction Video

This video shows the construction of a new four story dormitory on the campus of Wesley Theological Seminary.  The design-build team used the creative approach of Tilt-Up Concrete to build a lasting economical solution to the housing needs on the fifty year old campus.  The steeply sloping site with its large tree population, proximity to an operating dormitory, and limited site access created many challenges.  Vantage incorporated an inlayed brick system in the concrete tilt up panels to allow the building to blend and complement the existing campus.  The project included single occupancy, hoteling, and double occupancy rooms as well as a new central plant to serve the entire campus’ heating and cooling needs.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Owner: Wesley Theological Seminary

Architect: MGMA

Civil Engineer: A. Morton Thomas and Associates

Structural Engineer: Morabito & Associates

Engineer: Potomac Energy Group

Square Footage: 32,800

Institutional, Low-Rise Dormitory, General Contractor