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University of Louisiana Lafayette – Rose Garden Community

Lafayette, LA

Project Overview


Size:

399 New Units 882 New Beds, 76 Renovated Units 122 Renovated Beds

Design:

2 New Buildings, 4 Renovated Buildings

Completion Date:

August, 2012

Financing:

Tax-exempt bonds

Project Description


  • Renovation included maintaining Harris Hall as traditional housing, repurposing Randolph Hall from housing to a student activity and learning center, converting the off-line and historic Buchanan Hall to general campus office space and allowing Alumni Hall to remain the home of the UL campus newspaper
  • The 4-story buildings have a full masonry façade with cast stone accent panels and window headers to match the historic buildings on campus
  • Each building features a single centralized entry point with two-story lobby, adjacent reception desk, staff office and community amenity areas to promote resident engagement and interaction
  • Resident suites are clustered to create multiple living communities with a central Resident Assistant and lounge on each floor
  • A state-of-the-art access control system allows remote monitoring and programming as well as ability to restrict access to the building, each floor as well as individual wings on a particular floor through a HID system
  • An extensive tree protection plan was implemented in the development in order to preserve the Century Live Oaks that closely flanked the building footprints