MCF is a leader in today's housing market, conceiving spaces that enrich campus life and  support a sense of community. Our designs are characterized by warmth, human-scale, and attention to detail. We have developed nearly 3,000 beds of housing for educational and residential clients, as well as private developers.

Nordenberg Hall


Housing freshman men and women, the 560-bed, mixed-use facility retains commercial space on the first floor; houses the University Wellness Center on the second floor; and is topped with eight residence halls. The design establishes residential communities of 30 students, sharing common lounges, studies and restroom facilities. MCF was responsible for the design of the campus-wide Wellness Center and was the associate architect for Mackey Mitchell Architects of St. Louis, MO, the acting architect of record.

TYPE  New Construction

SIZE  200,474 GSF


LEED Silver Certified

560 Beds, Double and Triple Rooms

Shared Community Lounge

Fitness Center

Disability Resources

Student Health Services & Pharmacy

Street Level Commercial


North Hall


As the second oldest LEED Gold Certified structure in the United States, North Hall is one of the three original buildings on the Antioch College campus.  Originally constructed in 1853, the existing building has been completely renovated to house 101 residents in single and double occupancy rooms. It additionally includes a commercial-style kitchen on the first floor, capable of preparing meals for the building residents, and a dining area for up to 80 individuals serving locally grown and sourced food.

TYPE  Renovation

SIZE  28,223 GSF


LEED Gold Certified

Lounge / Study Space

Commercial Kitchen / Student Dining

Energy Monitoring Technology

Photovoltaic Panels on Roof

Geothermal Heating/Cooling

High Performance Building

Private Residence

MCF  has completed a variety of private residences. The project displayed was inspired by Mediterranean living. These residences incorporate outdoor spaces and vistas providing an integration of inside and  outside. The integrity of the homes reside in their stately proportions and richness of detail.


Sts. Louis & Elizabeth Residence Hall


Sts. Louis and Elizabeth Hall is the first new living space constructed on the main campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville in nearly 10 years. The 180 bed, three-story structure, features separate wings for men and women. Each wing provides private restrooms, study rooms, laundry facilities and lounge space. The main entry connector provides common, mixed-gender spaces such as a large living room, dining area, group study spaces, and a chapel. MCF designed the structure to complement the style of surrounding buildings on campus.

TYPE  Addition/Renovation

SIZE  47,925 GSF


180 Beds in Single & Double Rooms

Communal Bathrooms

Community Kitchen & Dining

50-Seat Chapel

Large Exterior Plaza & Fountain


Proposed North Campus



A mixed use of residential and commercial buildings blended into the urban fabric, was proposed for the North Campus Neighborhood at Cleveland State University. The new development was aimed to turn existing commuter parking lots into a vibrant residential area for students, teachers and the City of Cleveland.  Made up of three city blocks, the mixed-use community was to include private residences, a baseball field, multiple parking garages, and approximately 40,000 square feet of retail, which would be closely linked with the University. The project is currently awaiting funding.

SIZE  More than 500,000 GSF


Renovated Warehouse Structures

New Baseball Field - Hall of Fame Garden

Apartments: Efficiency, One, Two and Three Bedrooms

Two-Level Townhomes


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