The sixth and final phase of the buildout of the 1,250-bed Leavey Campus master plan, the Leavey 6 Student Apartments accommodates 178 students in 48 one- and two-bedroom apartments.
The three- and four-story building is designed in three-level pads that fit this sloping site. Apartments are planned around two internal courtyards on the upper and lower levels. The CAPACITY178COST PER SQ FT$128.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio entry, on the middle level, features a large outdoor plaza with cafe tables, a convenience store, lobby, administrative offices, laundry and a patio area with a barbeque. In addition, the 78,000-square-foot facility has meeting rooms, a study area and a 5,000-square-foot office suite for the university’s student-housing offices.
Although the new structure complements the other previously built phases by incorporating similar architectural elements, materials and colors, its distinctive entry composition gives the building its own identity. The project, which was the first building on campus to be awarded a LEED certification, was designed to incorporate a variety of sustainable-design elements including an Energy Star roof and shade structures.