The design provides apartment-style living in a series “L”-shaped buildings that form landscaped courtyards. Four buildings will be constructed in phases that allow existing dormitories to remain in place until each phase is completed. Based on the university’s commitment to small-group community life, each apartment accommodates 12 students in a 4-bedroom cluster with a central living/dining space. Common areas include a multi-purpose room, seminar rooms and group study areas that integrate living and learning into the student experience. The architecture responds to the context of the overall campus while bringing a new identity to student housing.