In advance of the creation of a new University Center, Seton Hall University engaged KSS Architects to address a critical shortage of on-campus housing and to reposition this existing residence hall to be more supportive of its residential life program. A new fourth floor, new entry lobby, and northwest corridor addition to Aquinas Hall will add 164 beds and redefine this residence hall. The new lobby will contain two elevators providing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to all levels of the building. In addition, 16 of the new beds provided will be in ADA accessible suites. Other improvements to the existing portion of the building will include new energy-efficient windows, redesigned bathrooms in all suites, and renovations to the public spaces, corridors, and lounges. The new finishes within the public spaces will serve to enhance student life, community, and way finding.