Memphis, TN


Visible Music College - Student Studios

Student Studios appeal to both students and non-students alike, and are progressive in two ways: they may be converted from two students to one non-student, and are almost 10 percent smaller than the national space norm. The space standard for student housing nationally is currently 350 square feet per student, including all square feet associated with a building; a Student Studio consists of only 288 square feet.

Each Student Studio has high ceilings to create a feeling of spaciousness, a Juliette balcony with an oversized operable window that engages the city, dual closets, a kitchen with full height cabinets and fold-out counter, a full bath with shower, and storage space above the core of 60 square feet. The unit is three-fourths the size of a two-car garage, yet it feels substantially roomier than traditional dormitory rooms. Modern design affirms that you don’t need much space if it is designed well.

Each unit is divided into ‘Life’ and ‘Care’ elements. The Life element supports living, studying, sleeping and eating. The Care element supports cleaning and storage. The perception of space within the Student Studios is substantially larger than the construction square footage and provides opportunities for two students to enjoy both private and shared space.

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Status: Built
Location: Memphis, TN, US
Firm Role: architect
Additional Credits: Geotechnical Engineer: Geotechnology, Inc.
Civil Engineer: SSR, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Ozeryansky Engineering
Mechanical Engineer: Haltom Engineering, LLC
Plumbing Engineer: Haltom Engineering, LLC
Fire Protection Engineer: Haltom Engineering, LLC
Electrical Engineer: DePouw Engineering, LLC
General Contractor: Grinder, Taber and Grinder, Inc.