Butler University


Student Housing Detailed Plan And Program

In 2003 Butler University wanted a plan to increase on-campus student housing that would exceed its existing 70% capacity. B&D’s original work on this issue had revealed specific deficiencies and opportunities, and they asked us to provide a more detailed feasibility study to outline potential solutions. We performed an analysis of peer and cross-applicant institutions, detailed demographic reviews, demand-based programming of room types, surveys, site reviews, and a financial model. We also tested for pricing tolerances and project concepts. The research called for a 500-bed housing complex that would be contiguous to its new fitness center. It would contain living/learning space as well as a game room and laundry. Our financial modeling suggested room fees and development costs. In September 2006, the new $50 million Apartment Village and Health and Recreation Complex opened.


Butler University is currently constructing a $52 million upperclassmen apartment village and a fitness/health center.