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.
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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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