Nova Southeastern University, Rolling Hills Graduate Student Housing

Davie, Florida

  • FIRM

    Gallo Herbert Architects


    Nova Southeastern University

  • AREA

    203,500 sq.ft.





Rolling Hills Golf & Tennis Resort, featured as “Bushwood Country Club” in the movie “Caddyshack,” was closed after suffering damage from Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. Nova Southeastern University (NSU) purchased the property and in 2007 began a major renovation, transforming the resort into modern housing for 373 graduate and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$111.98FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges students, and a stately conference center. The project was divided into two phases.

Work on buildings A and C began on Nov. 15, 2007, and required a nine-month construction schedule to accommodate students arriving for school on Aug. 1, 2008. When students arrived, they were greeted with a design reflecting the lifestyle of a modern student. The three- and seven-story residence halls feature contemporary, yet durable materials to create airy and open plans that take advantage of daylight and offer views of the adjacent resort.

Building B will include a conference center, a feature previously outsourced off-campus to accommodate large crowds. The facility was designed to reflect the grandiose, southern country-club tradition of the adjacent golf resort owned by NSU.