Austin Peay State University

Clarksville,

Student Housing Master Plan And Design Review

In 2004 Austin Peay State University set out to meet its goals of attracting more students to live on campus and creating closer connections between its academic and residential programs. The university wanted a comprehensive housing master plan that would enhance both recruitment and retention. B&D, together with Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, prepared such a plan and after a series of interviews, focus groups, surveys, market analyses, and peer institution comparisons, presented the university with a financial model and a 20-year master plan. The four-phase plan began in 2007 and is anticipated to finish in 2019. It will provide a combination of double and single suite-style units, and two and four bedroom apartments over the next 15 years. Castle Heights opened in 2011—a $25.5 million residence hall and the first of what will be several new housing facilities over the next decade.