The developer approached the architect for a modern design of a student housing facility with ties to the contextual environment, colors and materials; that addresses climate issues and sun angles; and creates a campus feel while keeping the identities of the students.
The form is organized into two separate bars that intersect CO FIRMCampus AcquisitionsCAPACITY468COST PER SQ FT$127.33FEATURED IN2010 Architectural Portfolio other with a glass bridge connection. One oriented north/south provides street presence. Along this facade, a smaller volume is pulled away from the main bar to create terraced areas and mark site entry. The east/west bar provides a backdrop to the pool and amenity spaces at the main terrace level. The outdoor terrace has a sprawling, inviting feel with covered lounge seating, gathering spaces, wading and swimming pools, and a volleyball court. Indigenous landscape, including cacti, sandscapes and palm trees, grace the perimeter.
Amenities shared by students include a library, study areas, club room, pool, fitness and recreation facilities. The building centers on student life, providing space and resources for private living and public interactions that encourage personal, intellectual and social development.