Quackenbush Architects + Planners

Quackenbush Architects + Planners

Columbia, SC


Coastal Carolina Student Housing

This new student housing complex expanding the northern boundary of the Coastal Carolina University campus features design strategies tailored to the underclassman population that will live there. Four residence halls will house 1,270 students in communities ranging from 36 to 40 beds per resident assistant. Each RA community includes four “community suites” grouped around a common social space. In addition, each building has its own community wing with a large lounge, laundry, multi-purpose room, RD office and apartment, workrooms, and recycling center. The main community building (the “head house”) will include several additional community assets, including multi-purpose rooms, large conference room, Residential Life office suite, RHA workroom, convenience store, kitchen, and two additional staff apartments. The placement of the four buildings on the site provides the development of a large green space that focuses on two existing ponds and a stand of existing mature oak and maple trees. The exterior character of the design will feature the traditional southern classical language on campus, comprised of masonry veneer, white trim accents, insulated glazing, and roof shingles- all chosen with consideration towards sustainability. Site amenities such as a new pavilion and recreational areas are also planned for the community. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2013. The project is designed in collaboration with Mackey Mitchell Architects.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Conway, SC, US
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Mackey Mitchell Architects