SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Hilltop Hall

Hilltop Hall is the newest student residence hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus. It is a four-story, 78,000 SF residence hall that is home to 257 students. 

The residence hall features a mix of both single and double hotel-style units (totaling 133 units) grouped in communities of 37 students, centered around a common, shared amenity space. 

Utica, NY

78,000 SF


Year / Status

Shared Spaces to build Community

Common facilities include a large common lounge, multipurpose room, game room, laundry, vending, bike storage, offices, and Resident Director apartment.

Designing the most Sustainable Building on Campus

Hilltop Hall is the first Residence Hall to meet Net Zero certification requirements in the SUNY System. 

The building has been designed to Passive House standards to maximize energy savings through increased envelope insulation, attention to air barrier & vapor retarder detailing, and high efficiency windows. 

Other sustainable building features include:

  • Maximum efficiency HVAC systems
  • Geothermal system
  • LED lighting 
  • Large solar array

This project was completed in association with HKK Architects.

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