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University of South Dakota – Coyote Village

Vermillion, SD

Project Overview


175 Units, 550 Beds


1 Building, four-story, LEED Gold Certified

Completion Date:

August, 2010


Tax-exempt bonds

Project Description

  • Project awarded through nationally competitive State of South Dakota Design-Build process and funded through revenue bonds utilizing the Build America Bond program.
  • Single building community of 195,000 sf is designed and programmed to retain upperclassmen students on campus and is LEED Gold certified.
  • Community amenities include a two-story lodge lounge with fireplace, on-line gaming center, Aramark convenience store, central laundry, mail center, SMART classroom, business center, on site management and resident staff, interior and exterior security cameras, electronic access to all doors, hard wired and wireless internet throughout.
  • Building footprint forms two large exterior courtyard / green spaces for resident recreation and relaxation.
  • Mix of units with full kitchens and kitchenettes offer residents with academic year as well as 12 month leases.
  • Building layout allows for separate floors and wings to be programmed and secured independently.
  • The acquisition of the project site was included in the financing package and offers an ideal location in between existing and planned campus facilities.