East Stroudsburg University is one of the 14 institutions within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The apartment community, located on a hilltop adjacent to the academic campus, has commanding vistas toward the Delaware Water Gap. The buildings are three stories in height with a walk-out lower level to accommodate the steep site grades. University Ridge provides ESU with 136 four bedroom/two bath apartments and features a centrally-located 4,200 SF community space. The Capstone team was able to creatively site plan courtyards and common areas to create passive and active recreations areas. In order to allow East Stroudsburg the opportunity to take an existing residence hall off line and use the space for administration, the Capstone team completed University Ridge in a 12-month construction schedule, delivering the Project in August 2005.