In developing Seahawk Village and Seahawk Landing residence complexes, the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) sought to create a space in which upperclassmen want to live, learn and grow—and keep underclassmen on campus. This was achieved by providing apartment-style living with full amenities on campus.
Seahawk Village houses 524 students in apartments COST PER SQ FT$122.04FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges double beds, full kitchens, washers and dryers, and all amenities. This community includes six apartment buildings, a community activity center and a swimming pool. Seahawk Village was so successful that the residence complex sold out in a four-hour period to an overnight, standing-in-line student population. The overflow of more than 400 students from that event soon assisted in populating Seahawk Landing.
Seahawk Landing houses 609 students in seven buildings and includes a fitness center, convenience store and coffee shop. Students enjoy features such as private bedrooms and full-appliance packages. The complex also includes a pool with bath house and sunbathing area.
The extraordinary success and popularity of these upperclassmen-only residence complexes has led to Phase III housing, which now is under construction. When Phase III is finished, UNCW will have completed a $116 million housing venture that has added 1,795 beds to its campus.
From the beginning, the concept was to create a residential quadrant on campus; these projects have succeeded in making that concept a reality.