University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas,

Student Housing And Dining Master Plan

In 2001 the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) had a campus housing program that lacked the capacity to meet the students’ demand despite planned additions in the coming years. The university therefore engaged B&D to complete a housing plan to guide its development for the next ten years. Our scope of work included: a market and financial analysis; a phasing strategy for the maintenance of existing facilities; a plan for development of on-campus housing; demand projections; and a site plan. Our research confirmed that there was a significant shortfall of on-campus housing as a result of rising enrollment, changing demographics, and a shift in campus culture toward developing a community. We recommended that the university continue to develop suite-style housing to address both current and future needs and consider the addition of an apartment-style community to appeal to juniors and seniors. As a result, the university moved forward with the development of the 475-bed Dayton Complex. This 104,000 SF, $21 million facility opened in 2004.