The dormitory was built and named after the danish physicist and electronics technician Peder Oluf Pedersen in 1964. He was the principal of The College of Advanced Technology (DTU).
The dorm was built in two connected blocks of three floors with a common main entrance. There are 24 kitchens in total, shared by 11-12 rooms.
The dormitory was renovated in 1993-9. A new insulated facade and ventilation system was built. The kitchens and toilets were modernized as well. Furthermore, 46 loft apartments were added in the second floor.