Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Student Housing Master Plan And Market Study Updates

In 2004 Indiana University engaged B&D to complete a housing master plan for the campus. The university was facing many challenges: an aging housing stock; the lack of connectivity among existing residences; an ill-defined campus edge; poor quality housing immediately adjacent to the campus; and the low availability of premium land for development. Our tasks included: a market analysis, focus groups, a Web-based survey, and a financial analysis. We then prepared a model of the housing system that enabled the university to analyze projected outcomes of various scenarios. We concluded that although the campus population was projected to remain stable in the coming decade, the school had to address the demand for housing improvements to stay competitive. We also advised the university to expedite certain improvements prior to the statewide drop in college-age applicants and recommended certain improvements be implemented through a 501(c)(3) foundation. Our conceptual development better defined the campus through a series of quads that connected the entire campus to its core. We were re-engaged in 2005 to update the market study to confirm the project’s viability and our findings then corroborated the original study. The university asked us for updates again in 2006, 2007, and 2008. As a result, the $270 million housing program would include 3,532 suite-style beds and by fall of 2010, phases one (746 beds), two (1,112 beds), three (1,078 beds), and four (596 beds) were completed.

EMERGING TRENDS & INNOVATIVE RESPONSES

Presented by Craig Levin, Claudia Scotty, and Hank Colker at the 2011 ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition.

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CREATING AND IMPLEMENTING A COMPREHENSIVE, SUSTAINABLE STUDENT HOUSING MASTER PLAN

Presented by Jeff Turner and Hank Colker at the 2010 ACUHO-I Conference.

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RESIDENTIAL REVIVAL

In 2003 the leadership team of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) was faced with a set of unique challenges. A new president announced at University Senate that on-campus residence halls would be demolished and replaced — this despite the recommendations of the existing housing master plan.

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DORM MAKEOVER: ASHTON, BRISCOE AND FOREST QUADS TO BE RENOVATED

After months of talks, the IU board of trustees announced Thursday they have approved a five-year plan to upgrade student housing.

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IUP’S $250M RENOVATION PROJECT A GO

All 15 residence halls at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are pegged for demolition or renovation as part of a seven-year, $250 million on-campus housing plan announced Thursday.

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