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Bringing Students Back on Campus: Who Owns the Brand?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

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Every university in the United States had both professional and independent apartment owners and managers scattered around their periphery for decades. Increasing enrollment was managed by the marketplace and universities focused on new buildings for academic, research, student life, recreation, and sports complexes. Frankly, it was easier to get a donor or a state legislature to approve an Interdisciplinary Science and Research Center than it was to fund a Residence Hall.

Despite this funding differential, student housing cannot be denied in its ability to effectively and positively impact student experience and success. It is the core of the branded ...[more]

New Landmark Library Award Winner Transforming Campus and Student Experience

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

VCU Cabell Library Brutalist Design renovation transparency

The Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell Library project exemplifies the potential to transform an introverted mid-century building into a state-of-the-art facility that enlivens an entire campus.

The existing building lacked critical spaces for individual and group study, collaboration, and social interaction. In response, the addition and renovation nearly double seating capacity and introduce a range of multi-functional, flexible spaces that will allow the ...[more]

UnCommon phenomenon: LEED Gold for CA Student Housing project in Eugene

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

LEED GoldUnCommon, the student housing complex in Eugene, Oregon, developed by CA Student Living and designed by Shepley Bulfinch, has received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. This is CA’s first LEED Certified project and the latest in Shepley Bulfinch’s portfolio of highly sustainable buildings.

“We’re responding to changes in the urban housing market for college students and graduates,” said JJ Smith, COO of CA Student Living. “They’re looking for a smaller environmental footprint and well-designed spaces close to the life of the campus and the city.”

Using sustainable strategies was ...[more]

Wabash College breaks ground on student housing project

Friday, 23 May 2014

Construction is now underway at Wabash College for a new 136-bed student housing complex on the College’s Crawfordsville, Indiana, campus. The $15 million plan includes the construction of two 38-bed halls, two 16-bed lodges, and two duplex-style townhomes with 12 beds each. Shepley Bulfinch designed the six-building complex.

The new housing, which will be sited along the campus’ west side, includes increased parking and links to the main campus through walkways and landscaping.

“We are excited about the development of the near west side of campus and the expansion of student housing options,” said President Gregory D. Hess. “The new residences represent careful planning and long conversations with students, faculty, staff and ...[more]

Student housing project underway at Purdue

Monday, 21 January 2013

Student housing - West Lafayette, INConstruction is now underway for new student housing being developed by Campus Acquisitions near Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The project received final approval from the city of West Lafayette earlier this month.

The development will transform an under-utilized urban parcel with small commercial structures and an open parking field into a vibrant part of the city landscape. The mixed-use student housing complex establishes a compelling civic presence to this high-profile urban block, with 229 residential units with 489 beds and ground-floor retail that serves the surrounding neighborhood.

The five-story ...[more]

Saint Peter’s College breaks ground on student center

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Saint Peter’s College broke ground on the MacMahon Student Center October 26 in a ceremony attended by members of the college community and civic and political leaders.

In his remarks, Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healey noted that the 84,000 s.f. building would be transformative not only as Saint Peter’s first student center, but also in its wider role in the revitalization of McGinley Square and Jersey City.

Student Government Association president Venny Turner expressed the anticipation felt by resident and commuter students alike, and called it “Saint Peter’s ...[more]

Milestone for Anderson Student Center

Thursday, 18 November 2010

A symbolic ‘topping off’ ceremony on November 4  marked the installation of the last piece of structural steel for the Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The 240,000 square foot project, which is scheduled to open in early 2012, will replace many of the services currently housed in the university’s Murray-Herrick Campus Center.

Shepley Bulfinch and Opus AE Group designed Anderson Student Center, which was completed in association with Opus Design Build. Shepley and Opus have worked together on the St. Thomas ...[more]

Anderson Student Center begins construction

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Construction begins today for the Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“The student center will serve as a wonderful gathering place that will tie together our north and south campuses,” said Father Dennis Dease, president. Jane Canney, vice president for student affairs, called the center “our living room – the real heart of the campus.”

The 225,000 square foot student center will house meeting rooms, a 9,600-square foot multipurpose room, recreation space, campus dining facilities, an art gallery, a bowling center, dance area, student ...[more]