University of South Carolina celebrated the groundbreaking of first phase of Campus Village. This highly anticipated event brought together University leadership, state and community supporters, developers, and design team. This project is a collaborative effort between Greystar, Juneau, Contract Construction, WDG, and BOUDREAUX.
“When the students walk in that first day, we hope they are awestruck. That it’s a place that speaks to the University’s spirit, where students want to live, that fosters students success and lifelong friendships. We hope this environment will amplify the University’s goals and be a place that students love. Campus Village is a testament to all the University of South Carolina has to offer,” said President Heather Mitchell, AIA LEED AP.
Campus Village is large-scale mixed use public private partnership. This will be a multi-phased development with the goal of transforming an area of South campus into a vibrant, community-oriented place for students to gather and engage while promoting campus continuity. The first phase of this project will include four residential hall buildings totaling 1,800 beds, a parking deck, dining hall, coffee shop, a convenience store and multi-purpose learning and academic support spaces – it will encompass 640,000 SF of new development. Master planned to feature a pedestrian promenade that links to the rest of campus, the buildings are organized to create a series of interconnected outdoor spaces and to respect the residential scale of the adjacent neighborhood.
“The vision was always to create an environment for students to live, study and learn, dine, and recreate. An opportunity like Campus Village to take everything we know an care about the University of South Carolina and try and focus it right here on these ten acres and do something powerful,” said University Architect and Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Derek Gruner, RA, LEED AP.