Eastern Michigan University
Students feel at home at this warm and inviting housing enclave that was designed to recall the craftsman style heritage which is much of this area’s legacy. The combination of a rough masonry base, blended brick and steeply pitched roofs provides a cozy collegiate atmosphere to the residential village of 276 students.
Each apartment contains four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen and a living/dining room. A welcoming central commons building provides multi-use rooms and a director’s residence with staff offices. A gathering space, mailboxes and vending also support student interaction. This project was a successful design-build collaboration that started by winning first place in a competition and culminated in an aggressive fast-track design/construction program.