Residential life

ARC605 | Spring 2012
Professor Edward Steinfeld

In the contemporary scene, universities have to compete with many off campus housing options to attract students to campus residential settings. To do this, they have to provide a unique experience to add value to on campus living. UB has explored several innovative approaches since its entry into the SUNY system. These include Ellicott Complex, a modern version of the residential quad, Governor’s Hall, an experiment in creating group identity and, most recently, Greiner Hall, an experiment in sustainable living. This studio examined options for a new campus residential building at UB that can complement existing options and provide a more urban living environment. The work was informed by a post occupancy evaluation of Greiner Hall and Ellicott Complex conducted by the Instructor and his colleagues at the IDeA Center.