Completed in 2010, Hornet Village and University Columns further solidified Southern Polytechnic State University as a residential campus and produced a renewed sense of pride within the community. The project consists of Hornet Village—suite-style student housing and a dining facility, and University Columns—a special-interest COST PER SQ FT$141.44FEATURED IN2011 Architectural Portfolio village. Hornet Village is LEED silver-certified under U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for New Construction (NC), and University Columns is LEED silver-certified under LEED for Homes.
At 170,500 square feet, Hornet Village features single- and double-occupancy suites with private bathrooms situated in living communities of 35 residents around a centrally situated resident community assistant. Common amenities include lounges with online gaming, group-study rooms, conference rooms, central laundry rooms, staff offices, a tutoring center and outdoor plazas.
The 16,340-square-foot dining facility called Stingers Restaurant at Hornet Village serves as the primary dining option on campus with 334 seats in an open design. The lower area was designed to host special events. All of the seating enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding campus through a glass curtainwall leading to outdoor seating.
University Columns consists of 10 homes occupied by sororities, fraternities and other student organizations. Each house contains four single-occupied bedrooms and four double-occupied bedrooms. Amenities found in each house include a large chapter room, kitchen, laundry room, private bathrooms and flex room. A community center functions as a gathering place and is available to organizations for private events.