Hollins University opens new student apartment village

Hollins University students are moving into new homes this week. After eight years of planning, fundraising and construction, the university opened Phase 1 of the new student apartment village.

The four houses accommodate 40 students. It is also Hollins' first new residential housing in 50 years. 



Hollins Completes First Phase of New Student Apartment Village
The village represents the university's first new residential housing in 50 years.

Roanoke, Va. Eight years of planning, design, fundraising, and construction will come to fruition on Monday, August 26, when Hollins University officially opens Phase I of the school's new student apartment village.

            The four houses that make up Phase I represent Hollins' first new residential housing in 50 years. The village is intended to bring more students to the main part of campus close to classes, dining options, extracurricular activities, and athletic events but with all the benefits of apartment living. The design and construction incorporate environmentally sustainable practices while complementing the beauty of the historic campus.

            The four buildings in Phase I feature eight units with 12 double rooms and 16 single rooms, accommodating a total of 40 students. Phase II, for which construction will begin soon, will consist of six buildings with 12 units, 16 double rooms, and 24 single rooms, making a total of 56 beds.

            Hollins worked with the architectural firm Hanbury of Blacksburg on the planning and design of the village. Richmond-based EDC, which specializes in construction management services, is overseeing the project, and G & H Contracting, Inc., of Salem serves as the general contractor.

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