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Southeastern Louisiana University’s latest contribution to University living


by Michael Holly, AIA, NCARB, REFP, Pierre Theriot, AIA, A4LE, and Ryan Faulk, AIA, NCARB, CSI

By Molly Roudebush

Published June 20, 2019

University students are focused today on a complete living environment rather than just a place to sleep. The trends that have emerged require that a combined living/learning environment be addressed. This condition is an important element in university recruitment.

The primary elements that make up the environment include increased privacy, diverse living arrangements, flexible community spaces, sustainability (going green), technology, and security.

Southeastern Louisiana University (assisted by Holly & Smith Architects and constructed by DonahueFavret Constractors) has addressed these issues with the latest addition to their on-campus housing with the recent completion of Ascension & Twelve Oaks Halls in the heart of campus. These new buildings frame the entrance to the Student Union that was completed by Holly & Smith Architects with WTW Architects in 2016.

Recently completed Ascension & Twelve Oaks Halls at Southeastern Louisiana University. 4 Story, 553-bed facility with amenity filled community spaces.

Photo Credit: University Communications and Creative Services Photographer Randy Bergeron

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