After University of North Dakota (UND) embarked on an extensive housing study that examined their 2007 and future housing needs for the campus, JLG was recruited to design University Place – furnished, apartment-style housing with full kitchens and living rooms. As a campus housing project, this residential sector provides a new quadrangle of housing on the west side of campus along University Avenue in Grand Forks.
The residence hall was designed to elevate the entire housing mix for the University by bringing new amenities, services, and architectural character to all residents of the existing housing stock. With modern amenities at the forefront, University Place gives students convenient access to a food emporium, coffee shop (including a drive-up window), and shared study lounges with fireplaces. Designed to be green, the facility utilizes recycled materials and a commissioning program, among several other sustainability features for long-term cost efficiency. Within apartment-style environments, UND demonstrates environmental awareness through living essentials that directly impact the quality of students’ lives. JLG Architects designed this project in conjunction with Solomon Cordwell Buenz.