Delaware State University Administration and Student Services Building
Delaware State University chose to create a new "front-door" by constructing a new building near the main entrance along Route 13. The overarching concept was to provide students with convenient access to all support services while also consolidating administrative functions scattered around the campus. The result is a striking signature building that speaks to DSU's forward-thinking mission, creating the right kind of first impression needed for this leading academic institution.
Critical to the unification of the precinct surrounding this key building was the need for closure of a nearby road and creation of a landscape plazas. The result is a "front door" totally transformed into a unified and welcoming setting, respectful of the University’s heritage and importance as one of America’s first land-grant, historically black institutions of higher learning.
*Planned and Designed by Douglas Steele while at H2L2
Project: Delaware State University Administration and Student Services Building
Location: Dover, DE
Size: 62,000 sq. ft.