The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected Blackstone Residence Hall at Biola University as a recipient of its Excellence in Architecture Merit Award for 2016. Millie and Severson and Gensler collaborated in the design and construction of the new 350-bed residence hall on campus. Creative planning and implementation played a key role in achieving Biola’s objective to offer a high-quality, lower-cost residence option for students.