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2017 Award Winners



Student Housing


Arcadia Student Living


Charlotte, North Carolina

Architect/Designer | Tony F. Miller, AIA LEED AP

Builder | Choate Construction Company

Developer | Sanctuary Companies, Inc.

Land Planner | Miller Architecture

Landscape Architect/Designer | Land Design Services, LLC

Interior Designer | Studio 21 Interiors

Photographer | Tim Buchman Photography

The architect faced the challenge of a bowl-shaped site with an 80-foot drop and divided by two swales in an “A” shape. The clubhouse and pool were placed in the bottom of the bowl over a stream, and the various building types were designed to accommodate the topographic conditions and take advantage of the views. The dramatic sloping roofs advertise the community from the highway and are distinct from the flat quads and roofs of housing on campus. In the Cottages, communal loft space is upstairs with large windows, while bedroom suites are private with separated entries. Living in roofs is a comforting reminder of home and a justification to drive a little further than to other off-campus housing.

From the Judges
Modern Gothic village; whimsical buildings; strong sense of place; fun for students, not typical.

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