Campus Circle Urbana
// Wrap, Urban
A vibrant and contemporary student living experience provides a successful alternative to standard university dorms.
Campus Circle in Urbana, Illinois is a vibrant and contemporary student living experience that provides a successful alternative to standard university dorms. The premiere off-campus community is only minutes from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a convenient stop outside the front doors connecting it to the region’s mass transit system. The modern architectural design utilizes an artful blend of brick, cement siding and exterior panels to create an exciting, inspirational environment.
The building and amenity plan needed to take advantage of the site’s unique shape: long and triangular with minimal street-bordering edges, fitting within previously developed structures. Along the primary street edge, a covered entrance experience was designed that welcomes residents and guests through a threshold into the community. As an added benefit, the entrance connects to the central courtyard via a direct passage, providing emergency vehicles with easy access to the heart of the property.
At the other end of the site, the 5-story access-controlled parking garage creates a buffer space between units and neighboring buildings. Finally, the angular site plan configuration allowed for a sheltered courtyard shape that expands out upon entry.
In addition to 2,000 sf of retail space on the ground floor, Campus Circle features an impressive 13,500+ sf of student amenities. With options including a resort-style pool deck, comprehensive fitness/yoga/dance studios, private study rooms, a rooftop terrace, and much more, residents are empowered to take the next steps into their future in a community that feels like home.
|Project Status:||Completed more than 5 years ago|