Binghamton University


Student Housing Business Plan And Market Study

Binghamton University wanted to be sure its environs were meeting its stated residential life mission, keeping pace with national housing trends, and addressing future demands for housing and dining. To that end, the university hired B&D to develop a housing business plan that would respond to its projected demand and operational efficiencies. We completed a comprehensive market and financial analysis, along with a phasing strategy for the maintenance of its existing housing and the development of new on-campus housing. Our work confirmed the university’s belief that there was indeed a campus housing shortfall and, based on our findings, it initiated development of additional facilities without disrupting the existing residential life. This development included the 1,076-bed, $47 million Mountainview College complex, which opened in two phases between 2003 and 2004. Of the four halls comprising Mountainview, the first two built—Cascade and Windham—earned LEED certification, marking the first such honor achieved by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.


Students, University administrators, faculty and architects from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) met and even took a tour last week to focus on new housing.