Amenities that Drive Student Housing
Student housing design centers around social, educational experiences
Far away from yesterday’s frat house lifestyle, student housing settings are designed to enhance not only the social but also the educational experiences on college campuses.
The blueprints for living and communal spaces in towering habitats emphasize individual and collaborative learning to supplement the higher education experience. Well-lit units and open common areas offer technology and ample space for students to study into the wee hours.
But don’t worry, the student experience isn’t all work and no play. Golf simulators and cool pools are there for the relaxing.
Student housing leaders and designers say such a syllabus for living not only appeases the greater expectations of today’s young scholars but also satisfies a very important demographic – the parents.
“Our mission is this is an extension of university life from an academic standpoint” said Jack Boarman, founding partner of student housing architect BKV Group. “Parents like the idea you’re extending the student’s ability to get an education on an individual or group basis.”
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