Pressley Ridge Dormitories

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These two housing facilities were designed for Kappa Sigma Pi of WV, who leases these properties to Pressley Ridge Schools of Northern West Virginia.  One building houses male, and the other houses female, special needs students for long term residential care.

Each unit accommodates ten to twelve students with six double bedrooms and a communal bathroom.  A day room and training kitchen greet those entering the buildings.  Additionally each unit provides office space and storage, three bedrooms and a separate bathroom for staff/counselors.

WYK also designed the two story kitchen/cafeteria/dormitory building in the heart of the campus.  This new structure was needed due to overcrowding of the existing dining facility.  It offers a state-of-the-art kitchen and an abundance of natural daylight which floods the dining hall.  Construction was completed in the summer of 2009.

The design intent was to keep the buildings to a residential scale to help the residents have a “sense of home” in lieu of an institutional type structure.  This was accomplished by the use of brick, pitched roofs, standard double hung windows and a covered porch placed at each end of the structures.