THE SUITES AT THIRD
Champaign, Illinois


 

Summary
Linking the Central Business District of Champaign, IL with the smaller scale residential apartment complexes west of the University of Illinois campus, The Suites at Third offers 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.

Services
Architecture

Client
American Campus Communities

SUSTAINABILITY
LEED Gold

Scope / Components
- 117,000 sf
- 63 units
- 251 beds
- 5 Levels of Type 3A over 1 Level of Type 1A

Awards
- 2018 Best Use of Green & Sustainable Construction/Development, Student Housing Business