Howard University underclassmen housing is set to receive an expansive upgrade.
Thanks to a partnership with student housing company Campus Apartments, the university will debut two modern living-learning facilities by August 2014, according to a statement.
The $107 million project will include two-person semi-suites designed to serve the University’s underclassmen population, as well as communal social and study lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities and independent apartment units for faculty, staff and guests. The facilities will also include a 200-person multipurpose room, classrooms, academic advisory offices and a new home for the University’s Office of Residence Life.
“The addition of these state-of-the art residential facilities will help to revitalize the Fourth Street corridor of our campus and establish a physical community for students to live, learn and socialize,” Howard President Sidney A. Ribeau said in a statement. “By improving the quality of our housing, the project will aid in the recruitment and retention of students and enhance the overall collegiate experience.”
According to Daniel Bernstein, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Campus Apartments, this transformational project will have a lasting positive impact on the entire campus.
“The residence halls are designed to foster a true live-learn environment for underclassmen and will attract new generations of students for years to come,” Bernstein said in a statement. “It is extremely rewarding to be part of a project that will redefine the campus landscape and provide the types of facilities that will help the University achieve its institutional goals.”