|University Place opens Thursday|
University Place, a premier apartment-style student housing facility, is now open. Located on University Avenue between Stanford Road and State Street, this unique housing facility marks the next chapter in UND’s commitment to providing quality living and learning experiences for students.
Designed by JLG Architects of Grand Forks and SCB Architects of Chicago, the four-story, 108,657 square foot replacement housing complex responds to the growing trend for amenities and more personal space in student housing. The apartment-style residence is home to 270 students and offers furnished living rooms, bedrooms and a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Each unit houses four students with either single or double occupancy bedrooms. The first floor emporium features a coffee shop for the campus community with drive-thru access and meeting rooms.
UND recognizes the benefits of designing an environmentally sound residential building and continued a commitment throughout construction to build an earth-friendly, LEEDS® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. UND has taken steps to recycle demolished material and will strive to achieve national standards in energy efficiencies and promote pedestrian use with walkways. If achieved, this student housing building will be the first LEEDS® certified building in North Dakota.
University Place is the first new housing facility since the completion of Swanson Hall in 1985.
-- Judy Sargent, Director, Residence Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4251