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USM Picks the Developer for Its Biggest Building Project Ever

Portland Press Herald - The contract for the project has been awarded to Alabama-based Capstone Development Partners, which specializes in student housing around the country and will be partnering with SMRT Architects in Portland. The project is expected to be the largest building project in USM’s history and is targeted for completion by the fall of 2022, the university said […]

A Blueprint for Building Affordable Dorms

CommonWealth Magazine - Having recently partnered with the University of Massachusetts Boston to plan, develop, and build the first residence hall in the history of the campus, I understand the concerns around the affordability of student housing, and recognize that in a city where the average rent is over $2,100 per month there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to […]

Seattle U Housing on the Rise

CAPITOL HILL TIMES - Construction started in mid-May, but the official groundbreaking required the traditional shoveling of dirt. Construction of Seattle University’s 10-story student housing development started in mid-May, but shiny ceremonial shovels hit the dirt Tuesday at the East Madison site. “I like to do groundbreakings when we’ve already broken ground,” said Seattle University president Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

USF’s on-campus housing push gets a boost with new ‘Village’

TAMPA BAY TIMES - For the last few years, student housing at the University of South Florida has functioned above capacity, unable to meet overwhelming demand. In a ceremony complete with Rocky the Bull and green-and-gold pom poms, USF System President Judy Genshaft revealed full-color renderings of the $134 million project USF hopes will alleviate that pressure — and transform the campus.

Seattle Student Housing Shines a Light on A Small Performing Arts College

MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE - An expert in the student housing field, Capstone Development Partners hired Ankrom Moisan Architects to design a 20-story building that would reflect the culture of Cornish College of the Arts, a small private college dedicated to the visual and performing arts with two campuses in Seattle. Another goal for the new Cornish Commons building in the downtown South Lake Union neighborhood was to raise the architectural bar of the school’s buildings, since this was the first new one from the ground up since 1921.

New north Stockton Campus residence construction gets underway

PACIFIC NEWS - Ground preparation has already begun to set the stage for a new four-story residence hall north of the Calaveras River on the Stockton Campus. It is the first new residential construction project at Pacific since Monagan and Chan Family halls were completed in 2002. The 381-bed complex will eventually result in approximately 200 more beds, as the long-term plan calls for reducing the number of beds in some of the older existing housing facilities. It is part of a multi-phase master plan to enhance, renovate and repurpose student housing at University of the Pacific.