Elaborate amenities at Saint Leo's new residence hall reflect emerging design trend
Sept. 20, 2012
- Saint Leo University's newest residence hall houses a variety of elaborate amenities--including nap pods, an electronic gaming area with four flat-screen TVs, an arcade, and a giant tank of lion fish--that might make it seem more like a student center than a living space.
- The entire first floor was designed as a communal space that can be accessed by any student at the university, and a twin residence hall set to open next fall will feature a multipurpose room that can be used as a theater or classroom.
- The $22 million project represents an emerging trend in residence hall design, meeting the needs of students who, despite wanting privacy, want more chances to engage with other students.
From the article:
The newest building at Saint Leo University houses nap pods, an electronic gaming area with four flat-screen televisions, a giant fish tank, and an arcade complete with skee-ball, pinball machines, and air hockey tables. It's not a student center, though; it is a residence hall. ...