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Woodlawn Residential Commons: Building a more inclusive workforce on the South Side

The University of Chicago Civic Engagement - Growing up in Woodlawn, Michelle King says she was the “handywoman” among her five siblings — so when her dad had a nearby carpentry job, she often tagged along. “He used to tell me ‘Don’t become a carpenter because they work too hard,’” King remembers. “He said become an electrician, and my first day as […]

ASU and Capstone Break Ground on 2nd Downtown Residence Hall with Focus on Entrepreneurship and the Arts

Arizona Impact - Arizona State University broke ground Monday on the Downtown Phoenix Residence Hall and Entrepreneurship Center, a 16-floor building at the southwest corner of Fillmore Street and First Avenue.The 283,000-square-foot project, expected to open in fall 2021, will house more than 500 students in the top 13 floors. The first three floors will offer academic space […]

The Four Critical Elements of Capital Renewal Planning

P3 Higher Ed Resource Center - One of the many advantages for colleges and universities, when considering the use of Public-Private Partnerships “P3s” for new on-campus residence hall facilities, is the opportunity to transfer the risk and responsibility of long-term repair and replacement of major building systems and physical assets to the development partner. More than ever before, institutions are challenged […]

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.