AGC is Proud to Be a Part of Villanova University’s Residential Complex Team

Congratulations to Villanova University and the team that built The Commons, a four-story residential complex of six residence halls that will house over 1,000 upperclassmen starting this fall.  Advanced GeoServices is proud to be part of the project team, including famed architectural firm, Robert A.M. Stern; Voith & Mactavish Architects; and Macintosh Engineering. This beautiful complex incorporates the predominant collegiate gothic-style with modern elements.  According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “…Villanova’s four-story complex is connected to the Catholic university’s main campus on the other side of Lancaster Avenue by a pedestrian bridge, built in the same collegiate gothic style, with four gold-colored crosses, two on each end, atop stone pillars.”

Image of The Commons courtesy of    The Philadelphia Inquirer

Image of The Commons courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer

Advanced GeoServices is the geotechnical engineer of record for this project, providing investigation and design services, infiltration testing, and construction inspection of earthworks, foundations, and stormwater infiltration features.  We also provided additional geotechnical consultation for the Pedestrian Bridge. Advanced GeoServices has been a member of Villanova’s design team on a number of other past and ongoing projects, including the Performing Arts Center, West Campus Tennis Courts, Pike Garage, the Student Activity Center garage expansion, and the Structural Engineering Testing Laboratory.  For more information on this project or to discuss issues with your site, contact:

Paul F. Marano, P.E.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer