The shift toward a luxury aesthetic in student housing projects is exemplified in this Class A community at Clemson University in South Carolina. The 706-bed, 227-unit infill project is packed with amenities, designer finishes, and 6,224 square feet of ground-level retail space that will soon host popular restaurants Wings Over and Insomnia Cookies—all located in the heart of downtown and a short walk across the street to campus.
Students have no shortage of amenity space at 114 Earle, making the apartment complex a place where residents can live, study, and socialize all in the same place.
Campus Apartments designed the community with four courtyards that feature fire pits, grilling stations, hammock lounge areas, game courts, and green space. The project in addition features a 12,000-square-foot, two-story clubhouse; a pool table and arcade game room; a resort-style pool with jumbo TV; a fitness center; and a complimentary coffee bar for late-night study hours or early-morning classes.
Also on hand are a multiscreen TV lounge, a spacious cyber lounge, and study nooks where residents can do homework or work on group projects outside of class, as well as a simulator for golf and other sports and a gaming lounge with Xbox and PlayStation modules.
Several units have in-suite baths, stainless steel appliances, and kitchen islands with a breakfast bar, and each comes with a 48-inch LED HDTV. Residents can choose from studios and two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom layouts.
Part of the building wraps around a six-level, precast parking garage, and students can rent Zipcars on-site or subscribe to the building’s bike-share program. The project also incorporates sustainability features such as low-flow fixtures, Energy Star–rated appliances, recycled carpet in the common spaces, and stormwater collection.