Design Collective Designs New Student Housing for University of the Sciences

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Philadelphia, PA (October 14, 2016) – The University of the Sciences, through a highly-competitive selection process, recently awarded the design of a new 400-bed housing project to Design Collective.

The new student housing is situated at the confluence between the University and community, which re-envisioned a vacant parcel and decommissioned public school site. The design is centered around a large public courtyard, wrapped with retail, classrooms, Residence Life offices, staff apartments and resident amenity spaces. Five-stories of student units sit above these public uses, with lounges specifically located as outward expressions to the surrounding community. At the southernmost extension of campus, this building will become the new threshold to campus from the south, and energize the campus edge for both the students and the community. This new residence hall is scheduled to be completed by August, 2018 and is targeting two Green Globes (approximate equivalent of LEED Silver certification).

Release courtesy Design Collective

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