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Metten Court Student Apartments – Saint John’s University

The strong modern architecture of the Abbey Church at Saint John's University, designed by Marcel Breuer in the late 1950s, has strongly influenced all of the subsequently built facilities on the campus. This 93-bedroom student housing project responds to the monastic character of the campus architecture by using straightforward building materials and forms. The exterior of the building is masonry and stucco, and pitched roofs provide shelter for the apartment entrances. The plan is arranged using L-shaped units for the first and second floors of the courtyard corners, each unit housing four students. A second unit option is designed as a three-level apartment, also housing four students. The units form a central courtyard shared by the entire facility.