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UMass Dartmouth

P3 Student Housing & Dining - Dartmouth, MA

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    Project Overview

    The facility has an 800-person capacity and serves more than 3,000 students daily.

    This new student housing development and dining facility at UMass Dartmouth is a public-private partnership (P3) between the University of Massachusetts and Greystar Development. The 1,220-bed, 250,000 square-foot housing complex consists of two buildings that replace four outdated residence halls. The new buildings are five-story, wood-framed residence halls with amenities that include classrooms, multimedia and study lounges, demonstration kitchens, recreational spaces, maker space, soundproof music practice rooms, and two computer learning commons. Two faculty-in-residence apartments will provide students with on-site mentors.Integrated with the student housing, a central 40,000 square foot dining commons will serve as a social hub. The facility has an 800-person capacity and serves more than 3,000 students daily. With its marketplace concept design and large flat-top grill, the new space greatly expands menu selections and allows students to observe the meal preparation process. The project also includes new landscaping and a hardscape courtyard. The structure is steel framed with a metal panel and curtainwall facade.

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      Sectors Higher Education
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      Owner UMass Building Authority; Greystar Development LLC
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      Architect DiMella Shaffer
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      Square Feet 290,000
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      LEED Status LEED certified