Project Description

NEW STUDENT RESIDENCE HALL

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

UAB’s Department of Student Housing and Residence life has recently completed a study of UAB’s on-campus housing inventory and dining capacity. The results of this study have been compared against recent enrollment projections, which indicate a growth from the current enrollment of approximately 19,535 to an enrollment of 24,000 by the year 2021.

The Residence Hall is currently planned to be located immediately north of 10th Avenue South and between 16th and 17th Streets. The Residence Hall is expected to have approximately 230,000 gross square feet (GSF) of space on seven floors and will house up to 780 undergraduate students in a mix of traditional dual occupancy dorm rooms and apartment style rooms.

The Residence hall will also contain office space for staff, study spaces, laundry facilities, assembly spaces and a storm shelter. The dining facility will be located on one of the lower floors and is expected to have a stand-alone kitchen, servery and approximately 400 seats.

OWNER

University of Alabama at Birmingham

PROJECT SIZE

3 Acres

CONSTRUCTION COST

$62,000,000

COMPLETION

Ongoing

SERVICES

Civil Site

CERTIFICATIONS

LEED Silver (pending)