Creating exceptional student life experiences is increasingly important as institutions of higher education adapt to shifting trends from technology to funding sources. Students who live on-campus typically record higher GPAs and are more likely to re-enroll (and graduate) – key metrics by which colleges and universities are evaluated today. Supporting both the recruitment and retention of high caliber students, well-designed student housing complexes serve as showpieces, differentiating the institution in the eyes of prospective students. Additionally, the national understanding of how student life facilities enhance learning and engagement through function and proximity has grown. Whether students commute in or live on-campus, creating environments that foster interaction, connectivity, and energy correlates to helping both students and institutions achieve their goals.
As the student life design leader, we understand the connections between where students sleep, dine, and congregate and how these reinforce the learning environment. We partner with colleges and universities around the nation to plan, program, and design facilities that reflect their identity and values, support student engagement, and enhance the campus experience.