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, developer built apartments and, most recently, Greiner Hall, an experiment in sustainable living for undergrads. This studio will examine options for a new campus residential building at UB that can complement existing options and provide a more urban living environment close to the academic core on the North Campus. The work will be informed by a post occupancy evaluation of Greiner Hall and Ellicott Complex that is currently being conducted by the Instructor and his colleagues at the IDeA Center. UB's Campus Living staff will participate as "clients" for the project.
Edward Steinfeld, Professor