Groundbreaking set for student housing
The $85 million complex will include four residence halls that will provide 1,270 beds. Construction of the facility for first-year students will take place on a three-year, multiphase schedule. The residence halls will be arranged in “communities” of four suites grouped around a common social space. In addition, each building will include a community wing with a large lounge, laundry, multipurpose room, resident director office and apartment, workroom and recycling center.
The placement of the four buildings on the site allows for development of a large green space that accommodates two existing ponds and a stand of mature oak and maple trees. The new housing will be designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
Quackenbush Architects + Planners are the designers for the project.
This housing project will help meet the University’s Strategic Plan to grow to 12,500 students.