Student Housing Village

Site Plan Site Plan
The proposed site stretches from the campus lake southward to Ponce de Leon Boulevard and westward to Merrick Drive.

The planned 600,000-plus-square-foot project is comprised of 25 interconnected buildings and a multitude of outdoor spaces including a grand courtyard, study spots, recreational spaces and outdoor patios overlooking the courtyard.

In addition to five floors of student housing for more than 1,000 students, the first floor and mezzanine level of the main structure are planned to serve as retail, event and office spaces.

In an effort to activate the space surrounding Lake Osceola, proposed amenities include a large exhibition space for dynamic programming and other meeting spaces such as an auditorium, classrooms and training rooms.

Project Fact Sheet - NOV 2017

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Estimated Total Cost

$193M ($153M spent by UM + $40M in expected donations)

Square Footage

Total village: 639,567 sq. ft.
Total building: 522,926 sq. ft
Terraces, patios and covered outdoor circulation spaces: 91,961 sq. ft.

Building Layout

Total levels: 7
First level: common spaces (see below)
Mezzanine level: Division of Student Affairs office space
Upper 5 levels: residential spaces with common study areas

Common Spaces (59,594 sq. ft.)

Retail/Food & Beverage Meditation Room
Exposition Hall Music Rooms
Learning Hub 200-Seat Auditorium
Classrooms/Multipurpose Rooms Package Center and Print/Copy/Ship
LaunchPad Outdoor Recreation Hub
Game Room/Recreation Room

Apartment/Suite Layouts


Two single bedrooms, common area, kitchenette
Two single bedrooms, one double bedroom, common area, kitchenette
Two double bedrooms, common area, kitchenette


Efficiency/studio layout: one bed, kitchen area, bathroom
One single bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, living room
Two single bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, living room
Four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, living room


Total beds: 1,110 (for upperclassmen students)
Suites: 310 beds
Apartments: 800 beds

Project Team

UM Client: Housing & Residential Life and Division of Student Affairs
Architect: Arquitectonica
Project Advisor: Brailsford & Dunlavey
Project Manager: UM Facilitites Design & Construction
Builder: Moss & Associates

All information above is current as of: April 2017