Suites at Third Wins at SHB Innovator Awards
Our LEED Gold project with American Campus Communities, The Suites on Third, was recognized for "Best Use of Green & Sustainable Construction/Development" at the 2018 Student Housing Business Innovator Awards.
More than 100 industry experts voted on 130+ entries to choose top winners in a variety of categories.
Click HERE to see the full list of winning projects.
Located in Champaign, Illinois, The Suites on Third offers University of Illinois students a modern, urban community that feels like home. The 6-story, LEED Gold building embraces the quietness of John Street with ground level porches and two elevated residential courtyards, while emphasizing its height on 3rd Street with the storefront glazing in the elevator lobbies. The south-facing courtyards ensure daylight and fresh air are supplied to each of the 251 bedrooms while providing private outdoor environments to the residents, environments difficult to find in an urban area. The color palette of understated gray-tones allows the material transitions from red brick to fiber cement and metal panels to provide the necessary interest in the façade.