Watts Hall is located on Albert Street and houses 212 single rooms with a washroom shared between two bedrooms. The ground floor of this six-storey, 73,000-square-foot building provides secure access to all rooms and includes a large meeting room, reception, mail desk and a single courtyard at the rear.
The building is clad in natural limestone keeping with the overall aesthetic of the existing buildings on campus while the design’s use of multiple planes creates a unique sense of depth, solidity and architectural character.
The residence is divided up into “houses”, with roughly 35 people per house, as well as a lounge, kitchen and study area. Watts Hall has one house per floor. Much of the focus within the residences is on the creation of social areas, places in which students can meet, lounge and study with other students thereby enhancing the sense of community on campus. Watts Hall has a lobby, featuring a large fireplace and exposed timber beams. During the summer months, Queen’s University becomes the home to numerous conferences and events. Watts Hall is equipped with conference room facilities, providing accommodations for participants traveling from all over Canada and abroad.