VITETTA designed the 30,000 sf, $4.3 M South Hall as a replacement to an existing 1950’s era South Hall building. The new South Hall is the gateway to the Mansfield Campus with respect to students and their families. The building houses admissions and other student services, such as the registrar, student accounts, financial aid and student counseling. The project site was extremely challenging in that there is a two-story grade difference between the front and rear of the site. To minimize the impact, the new South Hall building has been located much closer to the public street and a major pedestrian thoroughfare into the campus. The building is built into the side of a hill and will serve as a vertical transition for pedestrians entering the campus. Steep roof slopes and masonry exterior facade have been used to create an architectural image similar in character with some of the older historic buildings on the campus.