Student Housing Business

MAY-JUN 2018

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INNOVATOR AWARDS May/June 2018 79 On-Campus: Best Renovation of Existing University Housing Texas A&M Corps Dorm Revitalization Kirksey In a design/build partnership, SpawGlass and Kirksey Architecture com- pleted the TAMU Corps Dorm Renovation project on June 30, 2017. The project consisted of the complete renovation of nine dormitory buildings, new construction of two Leadership Learning Centers and the addition of 13 end caps for egress. The extensive renovation took the dorm buildings back to the structural concrete and original exterior masonry, rebuilding the interiors completely. On-Campus: Best Architecture and Design Tooker House, Arizona State University Solomon Cordwell Buenz and American Campus Communities The 1,594-bed live-learn community was designed with minimal layer- ing of materials, which enables the building's structure to be expressed, revealing its inner workings to its engineering residents. Additionally, the project's mechanical room is located on the ground level and is glazed to reveal mechanical systems for the benefit of its residents. On-Campus: Public/Private Partnership Development Tooker House, Arizona State University American Campus Communities Tooker House is the sixth phase of the ASU-ACC partnership, delivered in the fall of 2017. The community provides a unique residential expe- rience for ASU's growing student population in the Fulton Schools of Engineering – the largest in the country. On-Campus: Best New Development by a College, University or Institution Lassonde Studios The University of Utah Centrally located near the heart of the University of Utah campus, Lassonde Studios offers a ground floor, 20,000-square-foot innovation space for events, teaming, building prototypes, launching companies and socializing; 400 student residences; and a full service cafe open to the entire campus community. The University of Utah turned to the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign and EDA Architects to help them create the space, which is home to the university's Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Off-Campus: Best Marketing and Lease-Up Program The Standard at Gainesville Landmark Properties Over 100 students camped outside of the leasing office at The Standard at Gainesville near the University of Florida to be the first to secure a spot on lease signing day. The Standard set a Landmark Properties record by sign- ing 257 leases on the first day and over 700 leases within the first month. On-Campus: Best Public/Private Financing Solution Varnado Hall, Northwestern State University Campus Living Villages Varnado Hall, an existing on-campus facility that was commissioned in 1939, was refurbished and restored. The Varnado Hall Renovation Project was completed on budget, without the added benefit of Historic Tax Credits, which were at risk, and as such provide a substantial upside post completion. Kirksey Architecture and SpawGlass completed the renovation of nine dormitories at Texas A&M; the project won the award for Best Renovation of Existing University Housing. The University of Utah's Lassonde Studios won Best New Development by a College, University or Institution. Campus Living Villages won an award for Best Public/Private Financing Solution for Varnado Hall at Northwestern State University.

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