mfehashDuring the #MFEC exclusive presentation on MFE's Concept Community, we discussed lessons learned while covering the student housing beat with our industry partners American Campus Communities, Fountain Residential, Humphreys & Partners, KTGY, and J Turner Research. The culmination of all our research and survey data was seen in two virtual communities unveiled during the session, which paint a full picture of the ideal student housing community that Gen Y longs for.

The first "concept community" presented during the session was designed by KTGY, the same architecture and planning firm responsible for the trailblazing design of MFE's 2012 Concept Community AVA H Street (developed by AvalonBay).

Here are the beautiful student-centric designs:

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Outside corner layout: 
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Inside corner layout:
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As a result of J Turner Research's “Gauging Student Living Preferences” survey, the conference session was full of other interesting facts, and insights into the student demographic. Read more about the session here, and stay tuned for photos of the second virtual "concept community" unveiled during the discussion.