Continuing efforts to enhance on-campus housing for College students, the University of Chicago is partnering with Capstone to develop, finance, design, build, and operate a new residential hall and dining commons opening in the 2020-2021 academic year. Named Woodlawn Commons, the project will be located between Woodlawn and University avenues, just north of 61st street in Chicago.
The new facility will house approximately 1,200 undergraduate UChicago students and resident staff, along with amenities, including lounges, study rooms and outdoor spaces. The facility will have 11 Houses – residential communities of students that foster close academic and social networks throughout a student’s time at the College.
Woodlawn Residential Commons will provide single and double rooms, private apartments with kitchens and bathrooms for students who want greater independence, and common areas in each three-floor House to foster community and intellectual exchange, which are inherent to the College’s culture. The facility also will accommodate Resident Deans — faculty members who provide guidance and leadership to the staff and residents of College Houses. The project also include 19,508 SF of ground floor live/learn space in addition to a 25,000 SF / 650 seat dining commons.