CA Ventures, Level Student Housing

Tucson, AZ | 2013

This 14-story student apartment complex provides luxury accommodation close to the University of Arizona campus and Tucson's Modern Streetcar line. The project responds to an unmet demand for high-end student housing while supporting the city's goals of advancing high-density, transit-oriented development near the campus.

Designed for one of the country's leading developers of student housing, Level offers 176 fully furnished units with 562 bedrooms in a mix of 1- 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-bed plans. Amenities include a rooftop pool and fitness center with views of Tucson, the campus, and the mountains, as well as group study rooms and 24-hour building security. In addition to the 91-car garage, residents' transportation options will include access to car-share vehicles, walking, cycling, and light rail within steps of their front door.

The building's exterior uses stucco and the University's signature red brick, with accents of metal and glass. The ground-floor curtainwall engages Level and its residents with the vibrant pedestrian streetscape.

To realize the project, Campus Acquisitions and Shepley Bulfinch worked with the City of Tucson to craft a transit-oriented zoning overlay district adjacent to both the campus and the city's oldest historic residential neighborhood.


Shepley Bulfinch Team

Jonah Busick
Jim Chambers
Erin Cusker
Will Erwin
Mark Finneral
Ryan Grabe
Joe Herzog
Alison Rainey
Michelle Sheehan
Natalie Shutt-Banks
Sudha Subramanian
Sarah Tocci



  • Common Ground Awards, Metropolitan Pima Alliance, 2013 (Main Gate Overlay District)

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