NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Analysis Services for Student Housing Needs Provides Valuable Insight
North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC had a project that involved planning
for the replacement of two residence halls (Lee and Sullivan) and new construction
of townhomes and apartments for fraternities and sororities on its Centennial Campus.
MGT professionals were brought in to assist them in their analysis of its student
Our analysis was guided by several critical objectives:
- To accommodate an increased percentage of students in on-campus housing as a part
of the campus master plan
- To foster the development of residential villages
- To maintain and construct spaces in residence halls that encouraged and supported
educational and social interaction of students
- Analyzed student interests and preferences regarding configuration types and amenities
- Estimated demand for housing types, amenities, and participation
- Assisted with phasing of capital projects
- Provided a high-level administrative and financial review of related housing operations
MGT proposed demolition to some existing hall stock as well as construction of new
facilities to provide more diverse housing options for those seeking to live on-campus.
Demand projections validated the need for new bed spaces to meet the high number
of incoming students. Additionally, MGT experts recommended the redevelopment of
selected halls on the main campus, development of townhomes in the new Greek Village
to accommodate smaller organizations, and the development of the Centennial Campus
with apartments for upper division and graduate students.