Student Housing Business

JAN-FEB 2018

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ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN StudentHousingBusiness.com January/February 2018 55 This flexibility creates more casual settings that are closer to home in the students' psyche and more attractive and easier to market to potential student residents. Boarman: Adding to my earlier thoughts, amenitizing ground floor areas and the roof planes on top of garages and units is a trend that has been really successful. If you're going to have amenity space like the lobby, lounges, or even indoor pool areas, opening those up to an outdoor court- yard doubles the visual impact of that amenity space. You can build less indoor space because you're maximizing by planning it with adjacent outdoor space. That's a strategy that we brought over from conventional apart- ment buildings, and it's trending. Then wrapping all the amenity functions around that outdoor space creates a sense of commu- nity and allows a lot of opportu- nity for students to interact. We're also providing little niches like mail areas, lobby areas, and coffee and juice bars where students can connect with each other. Blend- ing these smaller spaces with the larger spaces creates flexibility because you want them to look full when there's only a few stu- dents there, but if you have a grand football day, you can really fill the room and people can still be comfortable. Kimsey: Public areas are being programmed and designed antici- pating future alternative uses. We are designing a variety of gather- ing areas, both indoor and out- door, with multi-purpose func- tionality and movable furniture for maximum flexibility. SHB: Developers are interested in efficiency and many universities are interested in sustainable cam- puses. What are your clients seek- ing in terms of green residential properties and how are you help- ing them meet their goals? Kimsey: Both on and off-campus projects are focusing on the oper- ational aspects of green design. The goal is to reduce energy costs. TM Simply Exceptional Connections Contact US TODAY sales@pavlovmedia.com 800.677.6812 OUR FIBER network brings gigabit speeds and even faster leasing RAY KIMSEY President, Niles Bolton Associates

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